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

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.

Book Reviews

Forthcoming “Religion Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report by Saba Mahmood.” Sociology of Religion.

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.