Dear Members of the Class of 2022:
The First-Year Experience Office will host a small, private dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club on Tuesday, October 30, at 6:00 pm, at which a select group of 10 first-year students will have a chance to dine with Marla Frederick, Professor of African and African American Studies and the Study of Religion. If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity and can commit to attending from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, please apply.
Professor Marla Frederick is the author of four books and several articles. Her first ethnography, Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith (U. of California Press, 2003), is an ethnographic study of Baptist women’s social and political engagement in eastern North Carolina. In 2007 she co-authored a book entitled Local Democracy Under Siege: Activism, Public Interests and Private Politics, which won the Best Book Award for the Society for the Anthropology of North America. Her most recent book, Colored Television: American Religion Gone Global (Stanford University Press, 2016) explores the rise in African American and female televangelists and their influence outside of the United States. Her co-authored text, Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment (NYU Press 2016), examines how black Christians, Muslims and Hebrew Israelites use media for the “redemption” of the race. Dr. Frederick’s ongoing research interests include the study of religion and media, religion and economics and the sustainability of black institutions in a ‘post-racial’ world.
This Faculty Club dinner is part of the FYE’s Gober Family Uncommon Fare program, designed to give first-year students a chance to meet outstanding members of the Harvard community, to meet one another, and to see what is truly special about the College, all made possible by a generous gift. We certainly hope you can join us!
Associate Dean of Students