M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago, Sociology, 1995
B.A. University of Kansas, English & Psychology, 1989
Steensland, Brian, Jaime Kucinskas, and Anna Sun (eds). 2022. Situating 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.
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
religion, spirituality, culture, politics
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