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.

Substantively, my research focuses on social movements, particularly movements for minority-group inclusion in conservative settings. For example, my book Gay on God’s Campus (The University of North Carolina Press) examines LGBT activism at Christian colleges and universities. The book received the Mid-South Sociological Association’s Stanford M. Lyman Distinguished Book Award in 2018. Another ongoing project examines civil rights movements in the Jim Crow South (with Larry Isaac, Dan Cornfield, Dennis Dickerson, and James Lawson).

Theoretically, my research primarily addresses questions related to social movement participationculture and social movements, and religion, social inequality, and social change.

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. Finally, click here to view my department webpage.