Jared Bok, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jared Bok


Jared Bok’s research covers topics in religion, culture, organizations, and globalization. Within these fields, some of his more specific ongoing research interests extend to attitudes, behaviors, and practices associated with religious practitioners and organizations (especially evangelicals and missionaries), religious and political moderates, online fan fiction communities, and ballroom dancing.

Research interests

  • Religion
  • Culture
  • Organizations
  • Globalization and Transnationalism

Regular courses taught

  • SOC 285: Sociology of Contemporary Culture
  • SOC 333: Religion and Society
  • SOC 416: Quantitative Methods
  • SOC 705: Seminar on Social Theory

Selected publications

  • Bok, Jared. 2024. “Monotonic Market Change: How Contracting/Expanding Protestant Markets Impact the Founding of American Protestant International Ministries.” Social Science Research. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2024.102987
  • Bok, Jared. 2022. “The Effect of Social Capital on Organizational Repertoires of Transnational Mission Activism.” Social Compass 69(1):22-40. https://doi.org/10.1177/00377686211053209
  • Bok, Jared. 2022. “The Arts in Sacred Spaces: How Religious Conservatism and Cultural Omnivorousness Influence Attitudes about Congregational Involvement in the Arts.” Review of Religious Research 64(1):77-101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13644-021-00467-w
  • Bok, Jared. 2020. “Diversity within Protestant Transnationalism: Differences in the Scope and Reach of Pentecostal/Charismatic and Evangelical Missions.” Review of Religious Research 62(4):603-625. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13644-020-00429-8
  • Bok, Jared. 2020. “Distinction through Religious Activism: How Capital Shapes the Organizational Repertoires of Transnational Protestant Outreach.” Sociology of Religion 81(3):294-318. https://doi.org/10.1093/socrel/sraa001
  • Bok, Jared. 2014. “Symbolic Filtering: Selectively Permeable Evangelical Boundaries in an Age of Religious Pluralism.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53(4):808-825. https://doi-org.unr.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/jssr.12145

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2016
  • M.A., Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2015
  • B.Sc., Religious Studies; Sociology, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 2010