My JSSR review of “Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal”

My review of Michele Dillon's 2018 book Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal was just published in the latest issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (JSSR). Dillon's book considers how religion - and Catholicism in particular - maintains relevance amidst "secularization." She contends that the Catholic Church's postsecular engagement exemplifies the clash …

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“How Do You Write?” Podcast Appearance

Thanks to Rachael Herron, host of the podcast "How Do You Write?" for inviting me to talk through my writing process as a sociologist. Working with mostly qualitative data, "coding" is a key ingredient in organizing themes to tell a sociological story. I also time my writing sessions using 25-minute "pomodoros" throughout the day, paired …

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New Partnership with Sacred Writes & “Religion for Breakfast”

Thanks to support from Sacred Writes (funded by the Henry Luce Foundation) I'm excited to be co-producing an original video for the popular YouTube channel, "Religion for Breakfast." From the Sacred Writes website: "Religion for Breakfast is a YouTube channel dedicated to the academic study of religion with over 65,000 subscribers and almost 4 million …

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