coleybooks-cropMy name is Jonathan Coley. I completed my PhD in sociology at Vanderbilt University, and I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Monmouth College.

Substantively, my research focuses on how societal institutions are responding and adapting to an increasingly diverse, multicultural society. I am especially interested in progressive movements in conservative settings. For example, my current book project focuses on LGBT activism at Christian colleges and universities. I have also researched civil rights movements in the Jim Crow South (with Larry Isaac, Dan Cornfield, Dennis Dickerson, and James Lawson), 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).

Interested readers can learn more about my research and teaching at the links above. For a full list of my published and working papers, please see my CV.