Barbara D. Savage

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Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought
Chair, Department of Africana Studies
Interim Director, Center for Africana Studies

Barbara D. Savage is a Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has taught since 1995.

Education: 

Ph.D. in history, Yale, 1995
Law degree, Georgetown University
undergraduate degree, University of Virginia

Research and Teaching Interests: 

Prof. Savage teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in twentieth century African American history; the history of American religious and social reform movements; and the history of the relationship between media and politics.

Selected Publications: 

Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion (Harvard University Press, 2008)

Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948 (University of North Carolina Press, 1999)

co-editor, Women and Religion in the African Diaspora (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006)

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