James & David Orr Lecture on Culture & Religion at Dartmouth

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James & David Orr Lecture on Culture & Religion at Dartmouth

Judith Weisenfeld (Princeton). "Spiritual Madness: Race, Psychiatry, and African American Religions." Free & open to all. Reception follows

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Judith Weisenfeld is the Agate Brown and George L. Collard Professor of Religion at Princeton. Her field is American religious history, with 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 New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (NYU, 2017), which was supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies,Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949 (California, 2007), for which she received a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend, and African American Women and Christian Activism: New York’s Black YWCA, 1905-1945 (Harvard, 1997). Her current research examines the intersections of psychiatry, race, and African American religion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition to her appointment in Religion, she is affiliated with the Department of African American Studies and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She serves on the Executive Committees of the Program in American Studies and the Center for the Study of Religion. Read more about her - and read some of her online essays - on her website.

The title of her Orr Lecture here at Dartmouth is tentative, and the place is TBD.

For more information, contact:
Marcia Welsh
(603) 646-3738

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.