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).
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).
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.