David Sikkink

Associate Professor; Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Study of Religion and Society and the Institute for Educational Initiatives

Research Interests

Education, Religion, Political, Methods and Statistics


Political Sociology, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Religion


David Sikkink (Ph.D., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Fellow in the Center for the Study of Religion and Society as well as the Institute for Educational Initiatives at Notre Dame. His main research interests are in education, religion, and politics. Sikkink’s publications include articles on homeschooling, congregational switching, religious school families and political engagement, and pathways from schooling and religious participation of teenagers to educational outcomes. David has also investigated the relation between religious tradition and views of public schools, including an article in Social Forces, “The Social Sources of Alienation from Public Schools.” His current work focuses on school sector effects on outcomes in the young adult years, such as civic participation and political engagement, giving and volunteering, educational degrees, and occupation.

Email: David.Sikkink.1@nd.edu
Phone: (574) 631-2736
Office: 4034 Jenkins Nanovic
Office Hours: Tuesday, 2:00-3:00pm and Wednesday, 11:00-12:00pm; (and by appointment).

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