Lisa Weaver Swartz

Lisa Weaver Swartz

Areas of Study

Religion, Gender, American Evangelicalism, Religious Symbolism, Visual Methods


Lisa is a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s department of sociology and is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Religion and Society (CSRS). She holds an M.A. in sociology from the University of Notre Dame (2008) and a B.A. in sociology with a minor in music from Bethel College (2005).

Lisa has research experience working with Christian Smith on the topic of religious giving and with David Sikkink on the Notre Dame Congregational Survey and the Cardus Education Study.

Her past work includes an M.A. thesis examining evangelical responses to the issue of global climate change, a project exploring how science is portrayed in conservative Protestant textbooks, and an exploration of Mennonite footwashing practices (with Bob Brenneman and David Swartz).

Lisa’s dissertation explores the development of gendered beliefs and identities among evangelical seminary students.