Anthea Butler | Associate professor of religious studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her book Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making A Sanctified World is published by the University of North Carolina Press. Her new book, White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America, is out March 22, 2021, on Ferris and Ferris, a division of UNC Press.
Peter Manseau | Lilly Endowment Curator of American Religion at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. His most recent book is The Jefferson Bible: A Biography.
Samuel L. Perry | Associate professor of sociology and religious studies at the University of Oklahoma. His research explores the interplay of American religion and cultural power within the contexts of race, sexuality, families, and politics. The author of nearly one hundred peer-reviewed articles, Perry has also authored or co-authored three books: Growing God's Family (NYU 2017), Addicted to Lust (Oxford 2019), and Taking America Back for God (Oxford 2020; with Andrew Whitehead).
Sarah Posner | Author of Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump and a reporting fellow with Type Investigations. Her investigative reporting has appeared in Rolling Stone, VICE, The Nation, Mother Jones, The New Republic, HuffPost, and Talking Points Memo. Her coverage and analysis of politics and religion has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, Politico, and many other outlets. She graduated from Wesleyan University and has a law degree from the University of Virginia. Her story “How Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream,” published before the 2016 election, won a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award.
Andrew L. Whitehead | Associate professor of sociology and director of the Association of Religion Data Archives (theARDA.com) at the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis. He is the co-author of Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States (Oxford, 2020) with Samuel Perry.