Anthea Butler

Anthea Butler teaches religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a regular contributor to the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC and to the online magazine Religion Dispatches. You can read her blog posts and view her research on her website.

Butler has a Ph.D. in religion from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in religion from Vanderbilt, and another master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. One of her recent books, The Gospel According to Sarah, is about the role of religion in Sarah Palin’s politics.


Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise: Religion, Religion in the U.S., African-American Religion, Catholicism,Pentecostalism, Fundamentalism, Religion in the Media, Religion and Politics, Women and Religion, Religion and Pop Culture

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Contact Info:

Phone: (215) 792-4029


Twitter: @AntheaButler

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