Curriculum Vitae

EMPLOYMENT

2016-Present, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Monmouth College.

 

EDUCATION

2016, Ph.D. in Sociology, Vanderbilt University.

2013, M.A. in Sociology, Vanderbilt University.

2010, B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude), Samford University.

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2015-2016, Dissertation Fellowship, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University. $26,250.

2012-2013, Seminar Grant, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University. $3,500.

2011, Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University. $2,200.

2009, Summer Research Fellowship, Alabama Power Foundation. $4,000.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS (EXTRAMURAL)

2016-2017, Honored on Social Currents’ Top 5 “Most Read Articles” for my article “Reconciling Religion and LGBT Rights.”

2015, Honoree, Young Scholars in Social Movements, Center for the Study of Social Movements, University of Notre Dame.

2011, Emerging Leadership Award, Human Rights Campaign – Nashville.

2009, Dorothy G. Baker Campus Leadership Award, United Nations Association USA – Greater Birmingham Committee.

2009, National Finalist, Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

2008, Winner, Essay Contest, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

BOOKS (PEER-REVIEWED)

Forthcoming (Spring 2018), Coley, Jonathan S. Gay on God’s Campus: Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities. The University of North Carolina Press.

 

ARTICLES (PEER-REVIEWED)

Forthcoming, Cornfield, Daniel B., Jonathan S. Coley, Larry W. Isaac, and Dennis C. Dickerson. “Occupational Activism and Race Desegregation at Work: Activist Careers after the Nonviolent Nashville Civil Rights Movement.” Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. 32.

2017, Coley, Jonathan S.Reconciling Religion and LGBT Rights: Christian Universities, Theological Orientations, and LGBT Inclusion.” Social Currents 4(1): 87-106. (Online first in 2016).

2016, Isaac, Larry W., Jonathan S. Coley, Daniel B. Cornfield, and Dennis C. Dickerson. “Preparation Pathways and Movement Participation: Insurgent Schooling and Nonviolent Direct Action in the Nashville Civil Rights Movement.” Mobilization 21(2): 155-176.

2015, Coley, Jonathan S.Narrative and Frame Alignment in Social Movements: Labor Problem Novels and the 1929 Gastonia Strike.” Social Movement Studies 14(1): 58-74. (Online first in 2014.)

2015, Hess, David J., Jonathan S. Coley, Quan D. Mai, and Lucas R. Hilliard. “Party Differences and Energy Reform: Fiscal Conservatism in the California Legislature.” Environmental Politics 24(2): 228-248. (Online first in 2014.)

2014, Coley, Jonathan S.Social Movements and Bridge Building: Religious and Sexual Identity Conflicts.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change 37(1): 125-151.

2014, Hess, David J., and Jonathan S. Coley. “Wireless Smart Meters and Public Acceptance: The Environment, Limited Choices, and Precautionary Politics.” Public Understanding of Science 23(6): 688-702. (Online first in 2012.)

2013, Coley, Jonathan S.Theorizing Issue Selection in Advocacy Organizations: An Analysis of Human Rights Activism around Darfur and the Congo, 1998-2010.”  Sociological Perspectives 56(2): 191-212

2012, Isaac, Larry W., Daniel B. Cornfield, Dennis C. Dickerson, James M. Lawson, Jr., and Jonathan S. Coley. “Movement Schools and Dialogical Diffusion of Nonviolent Praxis: Nashville Workshops in the Southern Civil Rights Movement.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change 34(1): 155-184.

2012, Coley, Jonathan S., and David J. Hess. “Green Energy Laws and Republican Legislators in the United States.” Energy Policy 48(1): 576-583.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

2012, Hess, David J., and Jonathan S. Coley. “State Government Votes for Green Energy Laws.” In Good Green Jobs in a  Global Economy: Making and Keeping New Industries in the United States. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Forthcoming, Coley, Jonathan S. “Review of Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories about Faith and Politics, edited by Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams.” Mobilization.

2017, Coley, Jonathan S.Review of Pride Parades: How a Parade Changed the World by Katherine McFarland Bruce.” Mobilizing Ideas (academic blog).

2016, Coley, Jonathan S.Review of Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago’s Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912 by William A. Mirola.” American Journal of Sociology 122(2): 654-656.

2016, Coley, Jonathan S. Review of Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights by Heather R. White.Mobilizing Ideas (academic blog).

2013, Coley, Jonathan S.Review of Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare by Nancy Davis and Robert V. Robinson.” Mobilization 18(2): 223-224.

2013, Coley, Jonathan S.Review of The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor by Chris Rhomberg.” Work and Occupations 40(1): 73-75.

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS 

In progress, Coley, Jonathan S. “Theologies of Exclusion: Christian Universities, Theological Orientations, and Discrimination against Sexual Minorities.”

In progress, Jonathan S. Coley, Daniel B. Cornfield, Larry W. Isaac, and Dennis C. Dickerson. “Career Consequences of the Nashville Civil Rights Movement: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis.”

In progress, Isaac, Larry W., Jonathan S. Coley, Quan D. Mai, and Anna Jacobs. “Media and Social Movement Outcomes: Mass-Mediated Discourse and Strike Success in Gilded Age New York and Chicago.”

In progress, Coley, Jonathan S. and Quan D. Mai. “The Ecology of Environmental Association: Spillover, Competition, and Membership in Sierra Club, 1984-2014.”

 

PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY

2015, Coley, Jonathan S. After Marriage Equality: LGBT Rights and Religious Freedom.” Mobilizing Ideas (academic blog).

 

PRESENTATIONS

2018 (Submitted), Isaac, Larry W., Jonathan S. Coley, Anna Jacobs, and Quan D. Mai. “Media and Social Movement Outcomes: Press Bias and Strike Failure in Gilded Age New York.” European Social Sciences History Conference. Belfast, Ireland.

2017, Jonathan S. Coley, Daniel B. Cornfield, Larry W. Isaac, and Dennis C. Dickerson. “Career Consequences of the Nashville Civil Rights Movement: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Montreal, QC.

2017, Jonathan S. Coley. “Theologies of Exclusion: Christian Universities, Theological Orientations, and Discrimination against Sexual Minorities.” Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. Greenville, SC.

2016, Cornfield, Daniel B., Jonathan S. Coley, Larry W. Isaac, and Dennis C. Dickerson. “Occupational Activism: Activist Careers after the Nonviolent Nashville Civil Rights Movement.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Seattle, WA.

2016, Coley, Jonathan S., and Quan D. Mai. “The Ecology of Environmental Association: Spillover, Competition, and Membership in the Sierra Club.” Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society.  Atlanta, GA.

2015, Coley, Jonathan S. “Divided Over Belonging: Cultural Underpinnings of Commitment to LGBT Religious Activism.” (1) Young Scholars in Social Movements Conference. University of Notre Dame. (2) Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Chicago, IL.

2015, Isaac, Larry W., Jonathan S. Coley, Quan D. Mai, Anna Jacobs. “Mass-Mediated Discourse and Worker Strike Success in Gilded Age New York.” Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. New Orleans, LA.

2015, Hess, David J., Quan D. Mai, and Jonathan S. Coley. “Fiscal Conservatism and Party Differences in State Legislatures: Bill Characteristics and the Framing of Green Energy Reform.” Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. New Orleans, LA.

2014, Coley, Jonathan S. “Reconciling Religion and Sexuality: Predictors of LGBT Inclusive Policies at Christian Colleges and Universities.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. San Francisco, CA.

2014, Isaac, Larry W., Jonathan S. Coley, Daniel B. Cornfield, and Dennis C. Dickerson. “Pathways to, Preparation for, and Participation in the Early Nashville Civil Rights Movement.” (1) Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. Charlotte, NC. (2) Hawaii International Conference on the Social Sciences. Honolulu, HI.

2013, Coley, Jonathan S. “Narrative and Frame Alignment in Social Movements: Labor Problem Novels and the 1929 Gastonia Strike.” Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. New York, NY.

2013, Coley, Jonathan S. “Bridge Groups and Religious Change: The Case of LGBT Religious Activism at a Christian University.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. New York, NY.

2012, Coley, Jonathan S. “The Workers’ Theater: The Role of Plays and Musicals in the 1930s Labor Movement.” Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. New Orleans, LA.

2011, Coley, Jonathan S. “Theorizing Issue Selection in Advocacy Organizations: A Comparative Analysis of Human Rights Activism around Darfur and the Congo, 1998-2010.” Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Association. Little Rock, AR.

2010, Isaac, Larry W., and Jonathan S. Coley. “Movements, Aesthetics, and Markets: Making the Labor Problem Novel in Dixie.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016-Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Monmouth College:

  • Citizenship: Building Communities (Fall 2017)
  • Criminology (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
  • Methods of Social Research (Spring 2017, scheduled for Spring 2018)
  • Social Movements (Spring 2017)
  • Social Problems (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, scheduled for Spring 2018)
  • Sociology of Religion (Fall 2017)

2014-2015, Instructor, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University:

  • Contemporary Social Issues (Maymester 2015)
  • Introduction to Sociology (Summer 2014)

2012-2013, Seminar Facilitator (with Tristan Call), Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University:

  • Food Politics (Fall 2012 & Spring 2013)

2010-2012, Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University:

  • Self, Society, and Social Change (Fall 2010)
  • Social Change and Social Movements in the Sixties (Spring 2011)
  • The Nonviolent Nashville Civil Rights Movement (Fall 2010)
  • Women and Work (Fall 2011)

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2017-Present, Faculty Mentor for the American Sociological Association’s Section on Sexualities.

2017-Present, Advisory Editor, Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research.

2017, Presider, Regular Session on “Religion, Gender, and Sexuality.” Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Greenville, SC.

2015-2016, Contributing Editor, Mobilizing Ideas.

2015, Presider, Roundtable Session on “LGBT Activism,” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.

2015, Presider, Roundtable Session on “Social Movements in Action,” Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA.

2012, Presider, Session on “Media and Mobilization: Artistic Activism,” Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA.

2012-2015, Editorial Associate, American Sociological Review.

2012, Coordinating Editor, Work and Occupations 39(4) (symposium on Arne Kalleberg’s Good Jobs, Bad Jobs).

2011-2012, Editorial Assistant, American Sociological Review.

2011-2016, Book Review Editor, Work and Occupations.

2011-Present, Ad-hoc Reviewer:

  • American Sociological Review
  • Contention
  • Irish Journal of Sociology
  • Journal of Human Rights
  • Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research
  • Mobilization
  • Social Currents
  • Social Movement Studies
  • Sociological Forum
  • Sociological Inquiry
  • Sociology Compass
  • Work and Occupations

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2010-Present, American Sociological Association (Sections: Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Political Sociology; Religion; Sexualities).

2010-Present, Society for the Study of Social Problems (Sections: Conflict, Social Action, and Change; Sexual Behavior and Communities).

2010-Present, Southern Sociological Society.