Ambre Dromgoole is a PhD student in Religious Studies at Yale University where she specializes in American Religious History. She is interested in the significance of anointing oil in the Black Pentecostal/Holiness tradition and the ways in which its material and metaphoric usage impacts Black popular culture. In addition to material religion, her research intersects with the fields of African American studies, women, gender, and sexuality studies, and ethnomusicology. She obtained a Masters of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School with a concentration in Black religion in the African Diaspora while also enrolled in Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music. She completed her undergraduate education at Oberlin College Conservatory where she double majored in Religion and Musical Studies. Dromgoole hails from Nashville, TN, and enjoys singing and dancing when not buried in the archive.