Research

Books

2021. Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools. Oxford University Press. Here’s a PDF of the first chapter: Chapter One Agents of God PDF.

 Peer-Reviewed Articles

2021. Guhin, Jeffrey, Jessica McCrory Calarco, and Cynthia Miller-Idriss. “Whatever Happened to Socialization?” Annual Review of Sociology. 

2020 “The Boundaries of Pragmatism in Muslim Education: Comparing the Islamic Pedagogies of Sayyid Qutb and Fethullah Gulen” Critical Research on Religion. PDF

2019  Crosbie, Thomas, and Jeffrey Guhin “On the Ambivalence of the Aphorism in Sociological TheorySociological Theory 37(4): 381-400. PDF

2019 “Defining Du’a: A Study of Contested Meanings in Immigrant Muslims Schools in the New York City AreaJournal of Education in Muslim Societies 1(1): 26-43. PDF

2019 Rinaldo, Rachel and Jeffrey Guhin. “How and Why Interviews Work: Ethnographic Interviews and Meso-level Public CultureSociological Methods and Research. (First Published Online Nov. 5, 2019). PDF

2019 “Religion as Source, Resource, Evaluation, and Hindrance: Intellectual Humility and the Relationship Between Religion and PoliticsPolitical Power and Social Theory. 36: 23-46. PDF

 2019 Winchester, Daniel and Jeffrey Guhin. “Praying ‘Straight from the Heart’: Evangelical Sincerity and Normative Frames of Culture in ActionPoetics. 72: 32-42. PDF

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

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. PDF

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. PDF

2016 “Why Worry about Evolution? Boundaries, Practices, and Moral Salience in Sunni and Evangelical High Schools.” Sociological Theory. 34(2): 151-174. PDF

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

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. PDF

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. PDF

Working Papers

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

On Being Kicked Out of a Fieldsite

Book Chapters

Forthcoming. Why Study Schools? Forthcoming in The Handbook of Classical Sociological Theory, published by Springer and edited by Seth Abrutyn and Omar Lizardo.

2019. 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.