Episode 152 - Joseph O. Baker, PhD.
Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Joseph O. Baker, PhD.
Joseph Baker is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at East Tennessee State University, and the new editor of Sociology of Religion (https://academic.oup.com/socrel
). He has published research on a wide variety of topics, including different expressions of religiosity and secularity, congregational dynamics, “paranormal” beliefs and subcultures, public views of science, the intersection of religion and politics in the U.S., patterns of deviance and conformity, and penology and law. In addition to publishing over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the past decade, he has co-authored four books:
* American Secularism (NYU Press, 2015) https://nyupress.org/9781479873722/american-secula…
* Paranormal America (second edition, NYU Press, 2017)https://nyupress.org/9781479815289/paranormal-amer…
* Deviance Management: Insiders, Outsiders, Hiders, and Drifters (University of California Press, 2019)https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520304499/devianc…
* Fear Itself: The Causes and Consequences of Fear in America (NYU Press, 2020) https://nyupress.org/9781479869817/fear-itself/
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