University of Southern California

Center for Religion & Civic Culture

Past Research Associates

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Hazel Atuel

Hazel Atuel is an applied social psychologist and evaluator. Her basic research is concerned with social identity, intergroup relations between majority and minority groups, and the social psychology of religion, particularly group identity processes within multiracial and multicultural congregations. Her

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Jerry Berndt

Jerry Berndt grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His photographs appear in major magazines in Europe and the United States. A 2009 book, Insight (Steidl & Partners, 2009), contains photographs from his work from the 1960s to the 1980s. He has

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Brenda Brasher

Brenda Brasher is visiting assistant professor at Tulane University. She serves as editor-in-chief of the Millennialism and Society Series (London: Equinox Press), and is author of Apocalyptic Desire ( Equinox Press,2006), Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism, Religion & Society series (Routledge, 2001),

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Anthea Butler

Anthea Butler is a historian of American and African American Religion, specializing in African American Religious History, Evangelicalism, Pentecostalism, Gender, and Religion and Popular Culture. She is associate professor of religion at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author,

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Kristin M. Ferguson

Kristin Ferguson earned a doctor of philosophy degree in International Comparative Social Welfare Policy and Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington in May of 2003 in a bi-national, dual degree program between UT-Arlington and the Autonomous University

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Inger Furseth

Dr. Inger Furseth is research associate at KIFO Centre for Church Research, Norway and professor at the Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology. She is the author of An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion Classical and Contemporary Perspectives (Ashgate, 2006)

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Ed Ransford

Ed Ransford is professor of sociology at the University of Southern California. He researches the interaction of race and class inequalities and studies how these inequalities impact health and medical care access. His current work identifies the barriers to health

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Eliz Sanasarian

Eliz Sanasarian is a professor of political science at the University of Southern California. Dr. Sanasarian has been awarded the President's Circle faculty award for outstanding merit in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and the Department's 1997-1998 Award