Sociology announcements

Recently published research by Jared Bok on the international ministries of American Christian mission agencies was the focus of an online article in Christianity Today on February 11, 2021. This research documented similarities and differences between Pentecostal/Charismatic and Evangelical agencies, both in terms of where they tend to operate globally as well as the types of ministry activities in which they are most engaged. Bok is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology.

Department News

Headshot of Prisca Gayles.

Prisca Gayles receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Gayles ethnographic research on Argentina’s Black social movement has been made possible in part by a major grant from the NEH

Markus Kemmelmeier

Political ideology and closed-mindedness: the Left and Right have become more alike

Foundation Professor of Sociology Markus Kemmelmeier and former Ph.D. student Jesse Acosta completed research on the evolution of political closed-mindedness in the United States

Markus Kemmelmeier points out examples on his computer of image samples used in his research study that address how the same photograph published in multiple newspapers portray skin tone differently.

Skin tone portrayed differently in newspapers depending on political endorsement

College of Liberal Arts professor studied how former President Barack Obama appeared in photographs