Allison Norton

Faculty Associate in Migration Studies and Congregational Life
Project Director, Pastoral Innovation Network of New England
Associate Faculty - Graduate Programs


  • B.A. (Lee University)
  • M.A. (Fuller Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (Fuller Theological Seminary)

Areas of Study

  • Transnationalism
  • Religious Identities
  • The New Second Generation
  • African Pentecostalism


Allison Norton is the Faculty Associate in Migration Studies and Congregational Life. She holds a Ph.D from Fuller Theological Seminary, with her thesis “Passing on the Faith: A Mixed Methods Study of Intergenerational Religious Transmission in Transnational African Immigrant Congregations in the United States.” Her research and publications explore the transnational dimension of African Pentecostalism and the changing American religious landscape, the role of migration on the worldwide expansion of the Christian faith, and the religious identities of the “new” second generation. Allison’s experience with Africans in Ghana and the US included serving as registrar and certificate course educator at the Pan African University College in Winneba, Ghana and her current role as an ordained deaconess of the Church of Pentecost.

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