About

I teach in the Department of Religion at Princeton University where I am the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion and Associated Faculty in the Department of African American Studies and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. I also serve on the Executive Committees of the Center for the Study of Religion and the Program in American Studies.

My research focuses on early twentieth-century African American religious history, and I have been especially interested in the relation of religion to constructions of race; the impact on black religious life of migration, immigration, and urbanization; African American women’s religious history; and religion in film and popular culture. I am currently an editor of the journal Religion & American Culture.

I am an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and am happy to have lectures scheduled through the OAH, with the fee donated in support of the organization’s mission.

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