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Judith Weisenfeld

  • Religion
Position: Executive Committee Member
Title: Professor of Religion.
Office: 234 1879 Hall
Phone: 609-258-8409
Judith Weisenfeld


Judith Weisenfeld (Ph.D., Princeton University) is the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion and Associate Faculty in the Center for African American Studies. Her field is American religious history, with particular emphasis on 20th century African American religious history, black women’s history, and religion in American film and popular culture. She is the author of Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949 and African American Women and Christian Activism: New York’s Black YWCA, 1905-1945. Her current project is titled Apostles of Race: Religion and Black Racial Identity in the Urban North, which has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies