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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 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 was a co-organizer of Princeton's 2009 tribute to the late folk singer Odetta, which CSR helped to make possible. 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 "Black Prophets, Gods, and Utopian Visions: Religion and Racial Identity in the Great Migration."