Gerardo Martí, Ph.D. is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Davidson College. An active scholar, Professor Martí is author of seven books, including American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency (Rowman & Littlefield). His book, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity (Oxford University Press), co-authored with Gladys Ganiel, received the 2015 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. His academic leadership includes elected positions as President of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Editor-in-Chief of Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review, and Executive Board Member of the Louisville Institute, an organization that is part think-tank, part grant agency, serving those who lead and study North American religious institutions. Currently, Dr. Martí’s research is funded generously through Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving Congregations Initiative and focused on churches actively confronting racial injustice.