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																	Brian																 Steensland

Brian Steensland

Department Chair
Professor of Sociology
Department: Sociology, Consortium for the Study of Religion Ethics and Society
(317) 274-2418
CA 303 J

Education

Education

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, Sociology, 2002
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago, Sociology, 1995
  • B.A. University of Kansas, English & Psychology, 1989

Awards

Awards

  • Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University 
  • Political Sociology Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship 
  • Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture 
  • Sociology of Culture Best Article Award 
  • Sociology of Religion Best Article Award 

Publications

Publications

  • Steensland, Brian, Jaime Kucinskas, and Anna Sun (eds). 2022Situating Spirituality: Context, Practice, and Power. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.  
  • Steensland, Brian, Xiaoyun Wang, and Lauren Schmidt. 2018. “Spirituality: What Does it Mean and to Whom?” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57: 450-472. 
  • Steensland, Brian and Philip Goff (eds). 2014. The New Evangelical Social Engagement. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.  
  • Steensland, Brian and Zachary Schrank. 2011. “Is the Market Moral? Protestant Assessments of Market Society.” Review of Religious Research 53: 257-277. 
  • Steensland, Brian. 2008. The Failed Welfare Revolution: America’s Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.  
  • Steensland, Brian. 2008. “Why Do Policy Frames Change? Actor-Idea Coevolution in Debates over Welfare Reform.” Social Forces 86: 1027-1054. 
  • Steensland, Brian. 2006. “Cultural Categories and the American Welfare State: The Case of Guaranteed Income Policy.” American Journal of Sociology 111: 1273-1326. 
  • Steensland, Brian, Jerry Z. Park, Mark D. Regnerus, Lynn D. Robinson, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Robert D. Woodberry. 2000. “The Measure of American Religion: Toward Improving the State of the Art.” Social Forces 79:291-318. 

Service

Service

  • Chair, Department of Sociology 
  • Director, IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society  
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI 
  • Budgetary Affairs Committee, IUPUI 
  • Chair, Sociology of Religion section, American Sociological Association 
  • Council, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 
  • Editorial Board, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 
  • Consulting Editor, American Journal of Sociology 

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

religion, spirituality, culture, politics

Location

Location:
CA 303 J
Address:
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202