Jared Bok, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Jared Bok


Jared Bok's interests include religion, culture, organizations and globalization, and his research empirically examines what sociologist Robert Wuthnow has called "boundless faith" – specifically, how and why U.S. Protestant mission agencies have expanded their operations abroad in recent decades. His work illustrates how organizational, social movement and globalization theories can help make sense of patterns in how these agencies found new international ministries, a process which represents an important dimension of American involvement in religious globalization.


  • Bok, Jared. "Symbolic filtering: Selectively permeable evangelical boundaries in an age of religious pluralism." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53, no. 4 (2014): 808-825.
  • Bok, Jared, and Francesco Duina. "Sub-national movements and the framing of regional trade agreements: Evidence from the EU and NAFTA." Social Movement Studies 10, no. 3 (2011): 225-242.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University, 2016
  • BSc Religious Studies and Sociology, Bates College, 2010