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Robin Willey

Dr. Robin Willey
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Email: robin.willey@concordia.ab.ca

PhD, 2017, Sociology, University of Alberta
MA, 2010, Sociology, University of Alberta
BA (Co-op with distinction), 2007, Sociology / Religious Studies, University of Lethbridge

Teaching Areas: Sociology of Religion; Social Theory; The Family; New Religious Movements; Gender & Sexuality

Research Interests: Progressive movements in Canadian Evangelicalism; Art and social change in religious communities; Frontier and liminal masculinities in Alberta; Contemporary Christian sexuality

Selected Publications:
With Paul Joosse (2020). “Gender and Charismatic Power.” Theory and Society. As found at https://doi.org/10.1007/s11186-020-09392-3 on May 25, 2020

With Amy Kaler & John Parkins. (2019). “Almost at Home in South Sudan: International Christian Humanitarians and the Theopolitics of Recognition.” Canadian Journal of Sociology. 44(2): 137-164.

(2019).  “Shifting the Sacred: Rob Bell and the Postconservative Turn.” Critical Research on Religion, 7 (1): 80-99.

(2016). “Liminal Practice: Pierre Bourdieu, Madness, and Religion.” Social Compass. 63 (1): 125-141.

(2013). “The Evangelical Sexual Marketplace: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Development, Exchange, and Conversion of Erotic Capital in an Evangelical Church.” The Canadian Journal of Family and Youth. 22 (1) as found at https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjfy/article/view/18946 on May 8, 2013.

(2013). “Sects, Cults, and the Attack on Jurisprudence.” Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion. 14 as found at http://lawandreligion.com/sites/lawandreligion.com/files/2013%20Vol.%2014%20Kent.pdf on May 29, 2013.

(2010). “Becoming Data: Star Trek Wisdom and the Effects of Fieldwork on the Fieldworker.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. 22 (3) as found at http://www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc/art22%283%29-data.html on January 30, 2010.