Dr. Lydia Nan Bean
Office: Morrison Hall 101.7
Department: Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
BIC Courses: Social World I and II
Dr. Bean serves as Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. She received her Ph.D in Sociology from Harvard University, and her B.A. in Spanish and Music from Austin College. Her research examines the relationship between politics, religion, leadership, and civic engagement. Her teaching interests include social theory, culture, race and ethnicity, and qualitative methods. She is currently writing a book about the politics of evangelical identity in the United States and Canada, based on ethnographic observation in four Baptist and Pentecostal congregations in Hamilton, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. Her next project asks how civic organizations successfully motivate action around common goals, by examining two leadership development campaigns in The Episcopal Church. She has published in the Canadian Journal of Sociology (2008) and contributed to The Many Colors of Crime: Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America (New York University Press, 2006).