Research

My current research is divided into three sections: (1) finishing a book about Sunni Muslim and Evangelical Christian high schools  (forthcoming from Oxford University Press) (2) writing my next book, a comparative ethnography of three urban school districts, looking at two public high schools in each (for which I’ve completed field work), and (3) a variety of different papers from these and other research projects. For more stuff than what’s below, please see my vita: CV Guhin

Here are some of my publications:

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Forthcoming. Defining Du’a: A Study of Contested Meanings in Immigrant Muslim Schools in the New York City Area. Journal of Education in Muslim Societies. 

Forthcoming. Rinaldo, Rachel and Jeffrey Guhin. How and Why Interviews Work: Ethnographic Interviews and Meso-Level Public Culture. Sociological Methods and Research.

Forthcoming. “Religion as Source, Resource, Evaluation, and Hindrance: Intellectual Humility and the Relationship Between Religion and Politics”  Political Power and Social Theory.

2019. Winchester, Daniel and Jeffrey Guhin. “‘Praying “Straight from the Heart: Evangelical sincerity and the normative frames of culture in action”Poetics. 72: 32-42.

2018. “Colorblind Islam: The Racial Hinges of Immigrant Muslims in the United States”. Social Inclusion. 6(2): 87-97.

2017. Gorski, Philip and Jeffrey Guhin. “The Ongoing Plausibility of Peter Berger: Sociological Thoughts on The Sacred Canopy at Fifty”  Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 85(4): 1118-1131.

2016 “Why sociologists of education are moral (personally) but don’t write about morality (professionally): a cultural sociology of education.” Sociologia e Politche Sociali. 19(2): 34-51.

2016   “Why Worry about Evolution? Boundaries, Practices, and Moral Salience in Sunni and Evangelical High Schools.Sociological Theory. 34(2): 151-174.
-co-winner of the 2013 Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Religion Section
-work discussed in Slate article.

2015 “Religion as Site Rather Than Religion as Category: On Sociology of Religion’s Export Problem.” Sociology of Religion. 75(4): 579-593.

2013 Guhin, Jeffrey and Jonathan Wyrtzen. “The Violences of Knowledge: Edward Said, Sociology, and Post-Orientalist Reflexivity.” Political Power and Social Theory.  24: 231-262.

2013 “Is Irony Good for America?: The Threat of Nihilism, The Need for Romance, and The Power of Cultural Forms.” Cultural Sociology. 7(1): 23-38.

Working Papers

Internal Goods in the Sociology of Education: Skills, Habits, Virtues, and the Problem of Power

Book Chapters

Forthcoming Robert Bellah’s Catholic Imagination The Anthem Companion to Robert Bellah. Ed. Matteo Bortolini.

2018 Urban Public Schools: Self-Actualization versus Citizenship? (pp. 23-46) The Content of Their Character: Inquiries into the Varieties of Moral Formation. Ed. James Davison Hunter and Ryan S. Olson. Finstock & Tew.

Book Reviews

2019. “A ‘Homosexual Sociology of Catholicism” that Wasn’t” [Review of In the Closet of the Vatican by Frédéric Martel]

2019.  “Debating Humanity: Towards a Philosophical Sociology by Daniel Chernilo.” Contemporary Sociology. 48(1): 44-46.

2017. “Religion Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report by Saba Mahmood.” Sociology of Religion. 78(3): 372-374

2017 “Democracy and the Passions” [Review of Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought by James T. Kloppenberg] 19(2).

2017 “Muslimism in Turkey and Beyond: Religion in the Modern World, by Neslihan Cevik.” Contemporary Sociology. 46(3): 297-298.

2017 “Political Choice Matters: Explaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-National Perspective, edited by Geoffrey Evans and Nan Dirk de Graaf.” Contemporary Sociology. 46(1): 66-67.

2016 “Mobilizing Piety: Islam and Feminism in Indonesia by Rachel Rinaldo.” Social Forces. 95(1): 1-2.

2016 “Race Still Matters” [Review of The Racial Order by Mustafa Emirbayer and Matthew Desmond and Grounds for Difference by Rogers Brubaker]. The Hedgehog Review. 18(2).

2016 “Polling the Soul” [On Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation’s Faith by Robert Wuthnow].” Los Angeles Review of Books.

2015 “Finding Mecca in America: How Islam is Becoming an American Religion by Mucahit Bilici.” Contemporary Islam. 9(1): 101-103.

2014 Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod.” The Hedgehog Review.

2013 “Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age by Robert Bellah.” Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review. 74(3): 416-417.

2011 Gorski, Philip S. and Jeffrey Guhin. “What is a Person? by Christian Smith.” The Hedgehog Review.