I am historian of religion in the United States and my work focuses on early twentieth-century African American religious history with particular attention to urban religion, religion in film and popular culture, religion and constructions of race, and women's religious history.
I'm currently a Professor of Religion at Princeton University where I am Associate Faculty in the Center for African American Studies and serve on the Executive Committees of the Council of the Humanities and the Programs in American Studies and Film Studies.
I also serve as the Faculty Coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at Princeton.
Prior to coming to Princeton, I taught in the Departments of Religion at Vassar College and Barnard College.
Image Credit: Jack Delano, "Negro Church in Mill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania," January 1940. Library of Congress FSA-OWI Collection.