Media Appearances

I am available for television, radio, podcast, and print commentary related to society, religion, and a wide range of social issues. I engage the research and perspectives of sociology to help broad audiences interpret contemporary social issues and events.

To inquire about media appearances, contact me quickly via email.

View my expert media profile on SheSource here.

Media Appearances

What are the reasons for immediate gratification?
Press Plus Fact News – 1/17/19

American Youth and Religion
The Measure of Everyday Life (podcast/radio show) – 1/13/19

Why Dioceses Need to Support Struggling Latino Churches
America – 12/13/18

Why are we at each others’ throats? Healing polarization in our church
National Catholic Reporter – 11/30/18

Catholics Answer ‘Call To Action’ On Social Justice Issues
Texas Public Radio, “The Source” – 11/8/18

Synagogue Shooting: Explaining Hate Crimes
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/29/1

Why do thrill seekers enjoy being scared? [The Sociology of Fear]
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/29/18

The Culture of Instant Gratification
Press TV – Iran – 10/10/18

“Nones” like it not
Aleteia – 8/19/18

Religion and Support for the Death Penalty
WBIR – Knoxville – 8/10/18

Old churches find new life beyond religion
WBIR – Knoxville – 7/25/18

As traditional parishes decline, ‘personal parishes’ find new interest
National Catholic Reporter – 7/12/18

MC’s Tricia Bruce receives grants, faculty fellowship to support research
Maryville College Newsroom – 7/10/18

Bishops adopt ‘pastoral response’ for Asian, Pacific Island Catholics
Catholic News Service – 6/14/18 [Cited as “a team of social scientists”]
Story also appears in National Catholic Reporter (6/14/18) and Crux (6/15/18)

What Is It Like to Move to Knoxville?
Greater Knoxville Business Journal – June 2018

#MeToo and the Arrest of Harvey Weinstein
WBIR – Knoxville – 5/25/18

Millennials and News Consumption
WBIR – Knoxville – 5/10/18

Maryville College students gather to memorialize Parkland victims
WIBR – Knoxville – 3/14/18

Congregational Acceptance of Gays and Lesbians
WBIR – Knoxville – 2/28/18

Support for legalized marijuana rises as TN lawmakers debate medical cannabis
WBIR – Knoxville – 2/27/18

Survey: More Tennesseans identifying as not religious
WBIR – Knoxville – 2/27/18

Hundreds of East Tenn. students walk out of class after school shootings
WBIR – Knoxville – 2/23/18

Commitment, controversy from evangelical Catholic movement
San Francisco Gate – San Francisco – 2/10/18

An evangelical Catholic movement inspires commitment, stirs controversy
Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia – 1/12/18

PEW survey of religious aspects of Christmas
WBIR – Knoxville – 12/19/17

Trump hanté par le harcèlement sexuel
Tribune de Genève – 12/12/17

#MeToo movement leads social change
WBIR – Knoxville – 12/6/17

Maryville College professor applauds ‘Silence Breakers’ as Time’s Person of the Year
WATE – Knoxville – 12/6/17

Allegations of Workplace Misconduct: What Happens Next
The CW – Knoxville – 12/5/17

Maryville College sociology professor sees impact of culture in recent sexual harassment revelations
The Daily Times – Maryville – 12/4/17 [Front page story]

Culture of Harassment: How Do We Move Forward
WBIR – Knoxville – 11/29/17

Halloween Costumes & Cultural Appropriation
WATE – Knoxville – 10/31/17

#MeToo as Flash Activism
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/16/17

Catholics and the Church Make Parishes Personal
WUOT/NPR Knoxville Affiliate – 10/12/17

Maryville College Professor Publishes Book about Diversity in the Church
Highland Echo – Maryville – 10/11/17

Politicians and Social Media
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/9/17 (two segments)

Parties Differ More Than Ever on Values
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/6/17

Catholic Community Life on the Wane?
National Catholic Register – 10/4/17

Guest Panelist on “Dialogue” with Brandon Hollingsworth
The American “Multiverse
91.9 WUOT/NPR Knoxville Affiliate – 9/6/17

Fewer Americans Saying ‘I Do’
WBIR – Knoxville – 8/1/17

Changing the parish to help keep unity in a changing Church
Crux News – 8/1/17

Making Parishes Personal
Crisis Magazine – 7/25/17

Making parishes more personal by making personal parishes
Crux News – 7/13/17

In A Divided America, Ideas For Healing A Divided Church
WUOT (NPR) – Knoxville – 11/10/16

Daily Theology Podcast Episode 26: Interview with Tricia Bruce
DailyTheology.org, with Steve Okey – 10/6/16

Why the “Nones” Left the Church
WBIR – Knoxville – 8/24/16

Everyday Religion
WBIR-Knoxville – 4/19/16

The Gender Gap in Religion
WBIR-Knoxville – 3/31/16

“The State of Faith in Tennessee, 2015”
Guest Panelist on “Dialogue” with Brandon Hollingsworth
91.9 WUOT/NPR Knoxville Affiliate – 12/2/15

Pope Francis’ Speech to U.S. Congress
WATE-Knoxville – 9/24/15

Pope Francis’ Speech to U.S. Congress
Knoxville Daily Times – 9/25/15

Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States
WBIR-Knoxville – 9/23/2015

Catholic Connections – PEW’s new Study of U.S. Catholics
WBIR-Knoxville – 9/3/2015

Target to move away from gender-based signs
WATE-Knoxville – 8/12/2015

Gender-neutral labeling
WBIR-Knoxville – 8/11/2015

Target takes down gender signs
WVLT-Knoxville – 8/10/2015

New Criminal Justice Major at Maryville College
WATE-Knoxville – 6/8/2015

Decline in Marriage Rates
WBIR-Knoxville – 6/3/2015

Millennials Lower Rates of Childbirth
WBIR-Knoxville – 5/5/2015

The Changing Roles of Fathers
WBIR-Knoxville – 3/17/15

Increase of Single Americans
WBIR-Knoxville – 9/10/14

Stay-at-Home Dads
WBIR-Knoxville – 6/12/14

LGBT Rights in the Workplace
WBIR-Knoxville – 5/13/14

Religion in East Tennessee
WBIR-Knoxville – 4/28/14

Cohabitation & Childbearing
WBIR-Knoxville – 1/21/14

Halloween Costumes / Gender & Kids
WBIR-Knoxville – 10/28/14

Rise of Single Fathers
WBIR-Knoxville – 7/9/13

Immigration Reform
WBIR-Knoxville – 4/24/13

Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade
WBIR-Knoxville – 1/29/13

Rise of the ‘Nones’
WBIR-Knoxville – 10/9/12

Rise of Cohabitation
WBIR-Knoxville – 7/23/12

Women & the Workplace
WBIR-Knoxville – 7/19/12