Jesse Smith

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Jesse M Smith
Associate Professor of Sociology
(269) 387-3600
(269) 387-5599
3219 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5257
Mailing address: 
Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2013
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2009
  • B.S., Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University, 2005
Teaching interests: 
  • Secularity and Religion
  • Deviance
  • Social Psychology
  • Qualitative Methods

Dr. Jesse M. Smith is an associate professor of sociology at Western Michigan University. An interpretive sociologist and social psychologist, his research interests are focused primarily on the relationship of secularity to identity, the self, social deviance, and collective action. He has published research articles, book chapters, book reviews, and other papers in journals including Sociology of Religion, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Religion Health, Sociological Quarterly, and Qualitative Sociology. He is co-editor of the book Secularity and Non-religion in North America (Bloomsbury Press) and is currently working on a book about the causes and consequences of religious exiting in the United States. He also advises and serves on the board of directors for the nonprofit Humanist Global Charity.

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