American Sociological Association

Sociology of Religion

The purpose of the Section on Sociology of Religion is to encourage and enhance research, teaching, and other professional concerns in the study of religion and society. The Section seeks to promote communication, collaboration and consultation among scholars in the field of the sociology of religion.

This Section:

  • Sponsors invited panels, paper sessions, and refereed roundtables at ASA annual meetings.
  • Publishes a newsletter that includes notices of recently published monographs, edited collections, texts, and other information for teaching and research, as well as news of the section.
  • Publicizes the events and publications of kindred organizations, such as the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Religious Research Association, and the American Academy of Religion.
  • Maintains an electronic listserv to assist members in communicating directly with one another.
  • Recognizes distinguished scholarship with awards for best book, best article, and a graduate student paper award.
  • Encourages graduate students and faculty to exchange ideas about research in progress.

Annual Report (2020)
Award Recipients 

Section Council 

Chair: Gerardo Marti, Davidson College
Chair-Elect: Kraig Beyerlein, University of Notre Dame
Past Chair: Lisa D. Pearce, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Tim Clydesdale, The College of New Jersey
Ruth Braunstein, University of Connecticut
Kelsy Burke, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Rachel Ellis, University of Missouri-St Louis
Jeffrey Guhin, University of California-Los Angeles
Laila Noureldin, University of Chicago (Student Representative)
Samuel L. Perry, University of Oklahoma
Grace Yukich, Quinnipiac University

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