My name is Jonathan Coley, and I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. I completed my PhD in sociology at Vanderbilt University, and I previously worked as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Monmouth College.
My research focuses on movements for minority-group inclusion in conservative settings. For example, my book Gay on God’s Campus (2018, The University of North Carolina Press) examines LGBT activism at Christian colleges and universities, and an ongoing project examines civil rights movements in the Jim Crow South (with Larry Isaac, Dan Cornfield, Dennis Dickerson, and James Lawson).
I have also researched other progressive movements in conservative settings, including labor movements in the southern United States (with Larry Isaac, Quan Mai, and Anna Jacobs) and environmental policymaking in conservative legislatures (with David Hess and Quan Mai).