Ruth Braunstein

Ruth Braunstein: Religion News Service

Please check out this article from Religion News Service titled “In Branson, God and country serve as red, white, and blue comfort food,” featuring Associate Professor of Sociology Ruth Braunstein. In this article, Braunstein addresses the pushback on criticism of Christian nationalism from conservative Christians.

Ruth Braunstein: UConn Today

Check out UConn Today’s recent article highlighting the work of Associate Professor of Sociology Ruth Braunstein and her Meanings of Democracy Lab. Please also join us in congratulation Graduate Student Rianka Roy and Undergraduate Student Nicholas Xenophontos, who each received one of the five $100 prizes in the Democracy Lab’s “Meanings of ‘America’ Project.”  *Excerpt from […]

Ruth Braunstein: “The backlash against rightwing evangelicals is reshaping American politics and faith”

Check out Associate Professor of Sociology Ruth Braunstein’s recent article in The Guardian titled “The backlash against rightwing evangelicals is reshaping American politics and faith.” ***Excerpt from article*** What if I were to tell you that the following trends in American religion were all connected: rising numbers of people who are religiously unaffiliated (“nones”) or […]

Meanings of “America” Contest Winners

The Meanings of Democracy Lab directed by Ruth Braunstein, Associate Professor of Sociology, is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Meanings of “America” Multimedia Contest. They received a large number of high-quality submissions, but these finalists distinguished themselves with their originality, creativity, and the overall quality of their work. Congratulations in particular to undergraduate Sociology […]

Sociology Majors Win 2022 SHARE Awards

Congratulations to  Madeline Doyle, Samantha Gove, and Nicholas Xenophontos who were selected to receive the 2022 Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Award! Madeline Doyle ’24 (Political Science & Sociology) will be working with faculty mentor Dr. Matthew Singer (Political Science) on “Presidential Approval in a Pandemic – Evidence From U.S. States.” Samantha […]

Ruth Braunstein: Meanings of Democracy Lab Launched

We are excited to announce the launch of the Meanings of Democracy Lab, founded and directed by UConn sociologist Dr. Ruth Braunstein. Several big questions animate how Americans engage in civic and political life: Who counts as a “real” American? What is required of a “good” citizen? Is American democracy flourishing or floundering? In today’s deeply […]

Ruth Braunstein: ASA Sociology of Religion 2021 Early Career Award

Congratulations to Ruth Braunstein, winner of the inaugural Early Career Award from the Sociology of Religion section of the American Sociological Association. This award recognizes an early-career scholar (who may be in any position, not necessarily on the tenure track) who has made an outstanding contribution to the sociological study of religion. Contributions could include […]