Elonda Clay is a scholar of religion and PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands in Theology and Religious Studies.

She has earned graduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia (M.A., Library and Information Science), the Interdenominational Theological Center (M.Div.), LSTC (M.Th. in Religion and Science) and received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University (B.S., Physical Science).

Clay has published multiple articles and book chapters and made presentations on the topics of race and genomics in the media, hip hop and religion, Africana religions and ecology, the politics of archival collection and representation, and black goddesses in digitized religious and spiritual visual culture.