Baylor University

Matt Henderson
E-mail: Matt Henderson

Graduate Assistant
Sociology of Religion
M.A., Sociology, Expected in May, 2014
M.A., Sociology, University of Houston, 2012
B.S., Sociology, University of Houston, 2004

Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-4578

Matt Henderson is in his second year of study at Baylor. His research interests include the sociology of religion, race and ethnicity, discrimination, inequality, and the sociology of health. Ongoing research includes an examination of racial diversity at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, the impact of religious belief in health disparities, the role of religious belief in predicting well-being, and the role of religious beliefs in family formation across racial categories. His current thesis examines the role of various levels of intergroup contact on racial attitudes among Whites, Blacks and Non-Black Minorities.