Lerone A. Martin is the Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in Saint Louis. Martin is the author of the award winning Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Making of Modern African American Religion (New York University Press, 2014). The book was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Frank S. and Elizabeth Prize for outstanding scholarship in religious history by a first time author by the American Society of Church History. In support of his research, Martin has received a number of nationally recognized fellowships, including the American Council of Learned Societies, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the Louisville Institute for the Study of American Religion. Currently he is researching the relationship between religion and national security in American history.