Dr. Marla Frederick is a Professor of African and African American Studies and a Professor of Religion at Harvard University. She is an authority on questions of religion, race, and ethnography. Educated at Spelman and Duke, Frederick's research in the areas of religion, race, gender, media, politics, and economics is highly acclaimed and supported by the National Science Foundation, the Milton Fund, and the Louisville Institute. She is the author of Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith and is currently working on a book entitled Colored Television: Religion, Media, and Racial Uplift in the Black Atlantic World.