Lerone A. Martin

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Lerone A. Martin is a 2013-2014 postdoctoral research fellow at Washington University’s John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in St. Louis. He received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Emory University.

Lerone is currently completing a book project with New York University Press entitled Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Making of Modern American Religion. The monograph tracks the role of the phonograph in the shaping of American religion, culture, and politics during the first half of the twentieth century.

In support of his research, Lerone has received fellowships from the Louisville Institute for the Study of American Religion, Emory University’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Fund for Theological Education, and Princeton University’s Program (now Center) for African American Studies.

Lerone currently serves on the American Academy of Religion Steering Committee for the Afro-American Religious History Group, as well as the Committee on Teaching and Learning. In the past, he has worked as a research consultant for continuing education and recidivism at New York’s Sing Sing State Prison and served as an instructor at Georgia’s Metro State Prison.

Following his year at the center, he will join the religion department of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C as the Assistant Professor of African American Religions.


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