Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: (805) 565-6155
Office Location: Deane Hall 210
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Gender
PROFESSOR MEREDITH WHITNAH
Meredith Whitnah, who is completing her doctorate at the University of Notre Dame, will join the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in January, 2015. Meredith's scholarly interests center on the intersection of gender and religion. This has included work on evangelical Christian discourse about gender ideology and domestic violence, and a current project on patterns of intimate partner violence among emerging adults in the US. Her dissertation, "Faith and the Fragility of Justice," is an historical investigation of how faith-based groups in South Africa that had resisted apartheid have also addressed gender issues. Meredith has also participated in the Mellon Initiative on “Religion Across the Disciplines” at Notre Dame; through this Initiative, the Sociology working group published an article in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.