Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sociology, Demography, and Geography
Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for the Study of Religion. Studies the social and cultural aspects of grassroots religious beliefs and practices. Writings have explored tensions between religious liberals and conservatives, how religious values influence decisions about work and money, the changing character of popular spirituality, the role of spirituality in artistic creativity, and the challenges posed by increasing religious diversity.