Martin’s book cited for excellence in recorded sound research

A book by Lerone Martin, PhD, assistant professor of religion and politics in the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, has won a Certificate of Merit in the 2015 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research in Blues, Gospel or R&B.

The book, “Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Shaping of Modern African American Religion,” was published by New York University Press in November 2014.

Begun in 1991, the ARSC Awards are given to authors of books, articles or recording liner notes to recognize those publishing the best work in recorded sound research. Martin and other recipients will be recognized at a banquet in Bloomington, Ind., in May 2016. For more information, visit the association’s website.