Kevin Christiano is an associate professor of sociology and a faculty affiliate of the Higgins Labor Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame. He has been a visiting scholar in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University (1986-1987) and in the Canadian Studies Center at Duke University (1994-1995). Christiano is the author or co-author of three books: Religious Diversity and Social Change: American Cities, 1890-1906 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987 and 2007); Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Reason Before Passion (Toronto: ECW Press, 1994 and 1995); and Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments, with William H. Swatos, Jr., and Peter Kivisto (Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 2002; Lanham, Md., and New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008 and 2015). He was elected president of both the American Council for Québec Studies (2003-2005) and the Association for the Sociology of Religion (2005-2006). He has served as secretary-treasurer of the Section on the Sociology of Religion of the American Sociological Association (2007-2010), is Chair of the Publications Committee of the Religious Research Association (2010-2015), and is an associate editor of Québec Studies and of Social Compass: International Review of Sociology of Religion.
Research Interests: Sociology of Religion; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Sociology of Culture; Canadian Society and Politics.
Areas of Study: Comparative / Historical Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Religion, Theory