Judith Weisenfeld joined the Princeton faculty in 2007. Her field is American religious history, with particular emphasis on 20th century African American religious history; religion, race, and gender; and religion in American film and popular culture. She is the author of 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). Her most recent book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration,will be published by NYU Press in October 2016, for which she has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. She serves as the faculty coordinator for Princeton’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. In 2016-17 she will serve as acting department chair.