Judith Weisenfeld

Judith Weisenfeld

Judith Weisenfeld is the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Her research focuses on African American religious history, with particular interest in migration and urbanization, film and popular culture, gender and sexuality, new religious movements, and the intersections of religion and race. Her books include New World a Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (2016), Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929–1949 (2007), and African American Women and Christian Activism: New York's Black ywca, 1905–1945 (1997).

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  • Apostles of Race: Religion and Black Racial Identity in the Great Migration
  • Spiritual Madness: Race, Psychiatry, and African American Religions
  • Race, Sex, and Celibacy in the Kingdom of Father Divine
  • African American Religion at the Movies
  • Eva Jessye’s Spirituals: African American Religion, Music, and Cultures in Motion