Marla Frederick Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture


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Areas of Expertise

  • African American religious experience
  • Interplay of religion, race, gender, media and politics
  • Sustainability of Black institutions

Overview

Marla Frederick, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture, is a leading ethnographer who examines the overlapping spheres of religion, race, gender, media and politics. Her research focuses on the study of religion and media, religion and social engagement, and the sustainability of Black institutions such as Black churches and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in a “post-racial” world. She is the author of Colored Television: American Religion Gone Global (2015) and co-author of, Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment (2016), which looks at how Black Christians, Muslims, and Hebrew Israelites use media for the “redemption” of the race.



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