Judith Weisenfeld is Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion. She is associated faculty in the Department of African American Studies and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and serves on the Executive Committee of the Effron Center for the Study of America. She has also served as the Faculty Co-Director of Princeton’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.
A scholar of African American religious history, her books include New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (NYU 2016), which won the 2017 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions, Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949 (California, 2007), and African American Women and Christian Activism: New York's Black YWCA, 1905-1945 (Harvard 1997). She currently directs The Crossroads Project: Black Religious Histories, Communities, and Cultures, which is supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. She received her Ph. D. in Religion from Princeton University.