Lerone A. Martin is Associate Professor in Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. He will also serve as Director of the American Culture Studies program 2020-2023.
Martin is the author of the award-winning Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Making of Modern African American Religion (New York University Press, 2014), which tracks the role of the phonograph in the shaping of African American religion, culture, and politics during the first half of the twentieth century. The book was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize for outstanding scholarship in religious history by a first-time author from the American Society of Church History.
I look forward to collaborating with students and faculty from across the university and the broader public to address the broader societal questions concerning religion, race, politics and equality.5 November 2021