R. Bentley Anderson, SJ is Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies. A Jesuit from the New Orleans Province, Fr. Anderson’s research deals with the issue of race and religion in the southern United States and South Africa in the post-World War II period. He is the author of Black, White, and Catholic: New Orleans Interracialism, 1947-1956 (Vanderbilt 2005) and several articles that deal with Jim Crow Catholicism. His course offerings focus on Trans-Atlantic race relations, South African history, and Religion & Civil Rights in the United States.