Brittany Fitz
Brittany Fitz
E-mail: Brittany Fitz

Graduate Assistant
Applied Sociology Track
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)
M.A., Sociology, May, 2013
M.A., Church-State Studies, 2011
B.A., Political Science, Baylor University, 2009

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Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-8603

Brittany Fitz is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. She received her Masters of Arts in Church-State Studies from Baylor University as well as a BA in Political Science. In addition at Baylor, she is currently the department�s Graduate Student Association representative. Her research interests center around shifts in religiosity with her recent thesis detailing the advantages and hopes of young Americans concerning their faith in the public square. She expands this interest with research into faith-based social capital and its effects on surrounding communities. In her spare time, she loves watching the History Channel and playing with her dog.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Forthcoming. Fitz, Brittany, Larry Lyon, and Robyn Driskell. 2015. "Why People like Where They Live: Individual-and Community-Level Contributors to Community Satisfaction." Social Indicators Research.

Forthcoming: Henderson, W. Matthew, F. Carson Mencken and Brittany Fitz. “Judgmental God Image, Social Embeddedness, and Social Trust Among the Highly Religious in the United States.” Journal of Contemporary Religion

F. Carson Mencken, Brittany Fitz. 2013. “Image of God and Community Volunteering among ReligiousAdherents in the United States.” Review of Religious Research. 55: 491-508