Dr. Albert J. Raboteau

Albert Raboteau is one of the nation’s foremost scholars on African American religion, and is the former Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University. He is now professor emeritus at Princeton.

Professor Raboteau joined the Princeton University faculty in 1982 after teaching at Yale University and the University of California in Berkeley. At Princeton, he has served as chair of the department of religion and as dean of the Graduate School. Professor Raboteau is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He earned a master’s degree in English at the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. at Yale University.

Dr. Raboteau is the author of many books. Among his works are Slave Religion: The ‘Invisible Institution’ in the Antebellum South (Oxford University Press, 1980), A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African-American Religious History (Beacon Press, 1995), African-American Religion (Oxford University Press, 1999), and Canaan Land: A religious History of African Americans(Oxford University Press, 2001).