Dr. Vaughn Booker received his A.B. in Religion from Dartmouth (’07), his M.Div. from Harvard, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton, with a Certificate in African American Studies. His focus is the historical study of twentieth-century African American religions, including religion and popular music, "race histories," gender and religious leadership, visual and material culture, African American metaphysical religions, practices of memorialization and mourning, and African American religious internationalism. Vaughn's academic publications have appeared in The Journal of Africana Religions, Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, and the open-access journal Religions. His recent book is Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century (New York: New York University Press, 2020).
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