Talking “Cultural Catholics” on First Things (podcast)

https://soundcloud.com/firstthings/cultural-catholics-conversations-with-mark-bauerlein-32919 Listen to my conversation with Mark Bauerlein on the First Things podcast to learn more about the substantial swath of Americans who think of themselves as "partially Catholic" in some way, though not religiously. I draw upon data from the Pew Research Center and my chapter in the 2018 Annual Review of the Sociology …

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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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