Anthea Butler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Graduate Chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book, Women in the Church of God in Christ, Making A Sanctified World published on the University of North Carolina Press, chronicles the history of African American women’s religious lives, and civic engagement in the Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States. Professor Butler's forthcoming book, The Gospel According to Sarah: How Sarah Palin and the Tea Party are Galvanizing the Religious Right will be published by The New Press in Spring 2014.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies
Presidential Fellow at Yale University for 2019-2020
Graduate Group Chair, Department of Religious Studies
- African American Religion
- Gender and Sexuality
- Popular religion and culture
- Global Christianity