Appointed: April, 2013
Marla Frederick is a professor of religion and African and African American studies at Harvard University. She is the author of Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith and co-author of Local Democracy Under Siege: Activism, Public Interests and Private Politics, which won the 2008 Best Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. She is currently completing an ethnography on the influence of American televangelism in the Caribbean. Dr. Frederick’s research and teaching focus on religion, race, media and social change.
She received her B.A. from Spelman College and her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Duke University. She is a member of the advisory board for the Impact Movement, a ministry dedicated to developing African American Christian leaders on college campuses across the country.