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.


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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