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Christopher Pieper

Christopher Pieper
 Lecturer of Sociology

One Bear Place, # 97326
Waco, Texas 76798-7326

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Chris Pieper is a lecturer in sociology. He graduated from Southwestern University with a BA in Communication with Honors in 1996 and an MA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. He earned his doctorate in Sociology from UT-Austin in 2011. Prior to returning to academia in 2004, Dr. Pieper was for six years Communications Director at the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a research and advocacy organization working on behalf of low-income Texans. He most recently served as Visiting Instructor in Sociology at the College of William and Mary.

Currently, Dr. Pieper is working on a book manuscript of his dissertation project, Prophets & Protest, which analyzes changes in Christian social movements since 1960. His research interests include religious activism, social theory, media and culture, and political sociology. He teaches introductory sociology, Senior Colloquium, and other undergraduate level courses.


Young, Michael P. and Christopher M. Pieper. 2011 "The Unfinished Covenant, Rethinking Obama." Special edition of Political Power and Social Theory. Volume 22: 235-242.


Pieper, Christopher M. The Sociological Spirit: How Studying People Can Make You a Better Person.” Dubuque, IL. Kendall-Hunt, 2015 (expected March publication date)