I’m a professor of sociology and religious studies at Yale University.

My research is on religion and politics and early modern Europe and North America. I’m particularly interested in the relationship between religion, nationalism and democracy. I’m currently working on the subject of white Christian nationalism in the United States, its history and its politics.

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American Babylon

American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present

Bourdieu and Historical Analysis

The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

The Protestant Ethic Revisited

The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism, Confessionalism and the Growth of State Power in Early Modern Europe