Greg Wurm




Cultural Sociology, Gender and Family, Political Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Theory


Greg Wurm is a Ph.D. Candidate and University Presidential Fellow in sociology at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on understanding the changes to and relationships between the fields of family, religion, and politics. His dissertation research specifically looks at the phenomenon of political depolarization among ordinary Americans and at the organizational level through a study of the emerging depolarization field. Theoretically, he utilizes and contributes to the development of the meta-theoretical approach of critical realism and methodologically, he draws on both quantitative (survey and computational) and qualitative (interview, ethnography, discourse analysis) methods. He also theorizes about the role of rhetoric and ethics in social scientific inquiry.

He has published on the role of religion in families, theorizations of Western family change in modernity, and theorizing Arranged Marriage amongst South Asian Muslim immigrants.

Previously, he received both an M.S. (2018) and a B.A (2016) in sociology at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. He has taught classes on family sociology, introductory statistics, data analysis, and social problems and has presented his work at the annual meetings for the American Sociological Association (ASA), National Council of Family Relations (NCFR), and the Society for Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), amongst others.

He is currently a graduate fellow for the 2022-23 academic school year with the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Studies (NDIAS), an interdisciplinary community composed of faculty from across the U.S. and resident graduate fellows whose research focuses this year specifically on the topic of the public.