I’m a professor of sociology and religious studies at Yale University and Chair of the Sociology Department.

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.



The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy

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