Judith Weisenfeld is the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion at Princeton University, Associated Faculty in the Department of African American Studies and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Effron Center for the Study of America.

Her research focuses on early twentieth-century African American religious history, and she has explored a range of topics, including in the relation of religion to constructions of race, the impact on black religious life of migration, immigration, and urbanization in African American women’s religious history, and religion in film and popular culture.

She is currently the Director of The Crossroads Project: Black Religious Histories, Communities and Cultures, a four-year project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation aimed at producing deeper understandings of the history and diversity of Black religious life in the U.S.

Professor Weisenfeld’s research has been supported by grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her contributions to the field have been recognized with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Meadville Lombard Theological School. She received the 2020 Graduate Mentoring Award for the Humanities from Princeton’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and a 2023 Faculty Champion Award for the Best of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion from Princeton’s Graduate School.

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