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Lerone A. Martin

Lerone A. Martin, Stanford Quad

Centennial Chair and Director of the King Institute

Lerone A. Martin is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Chair and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. Previously, he was a member of the faculty in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and Director of American Culture Studies at Washington University in Saint Louis.
Martin has received multiple nationally recognized fellowships, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, and his commentary and writing have been featured in national publications. He has also been recognized for his teaching, receiving institutional teaching awards as well as fellowships from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

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Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Making of Modern African American Religion (New York University Press, 2014).

The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted White Christian Nationalism (Princeton University Press, forthcoming).



Professor Martin is available for speaking engagements. For more information please contact: The Lyceum Agency at or 1530 SE 30th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214.