I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Seattle University at the invitation of SU’s Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. My invited lecture, “Scandal, Structure, & Renewal: Sociological Perspectives on Change in the Catholic Church” focused on how institutions shape the lived experience of faith, and the limits of grassroots efforts to enact meaningful structural change.
Joining Professor Lucas Sharma’s research methods class was also a highlight. We talked through the challenges of research design, interviewing, positionality, sampling, work/life balance, and more.
I also met with two different groups of faculty and community members, enjoying great food and conversation about my research, pressing social issues, and the future of Catholicism in the U.S.
Reach out if you’d like me to come to your campus (or visit your class via Skype!)!