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Anthea Butler

Saturday, May 2108:35 - 10:20 AM

Session 5

What is African American Religion?

Anthea Butler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making A Sanctified World, published with The University of North Carolina Press, and numerous op-eds in the Washington Post, the Guardian, and the New York Times. Professor Butler also provides commentary on contemporary politics, religion, and social issues at Religion Dispatches. She has also served as a consultant to the PBS series God in America and the American Experience on Aimee Semple McPherson. Prof. Butler is currently working on two projects, one on Race and Religion in the Republican Party, and “Reading Race” on African American women and home missions work in the 19th and early 20th Century.

AFFILIATION: University of Pennsylvania