Matt Henderson
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  E-mail: Matt Henderson

  Graduate Assistant
  Sociology of Religion Track

  Ph.D., Sociology, Baylor University expected May 2017 (ABD)
  M.A., Sociology, Baylor University, 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) 710-7073

Matt Henderson is in his fifth 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.

Peer-Reviewed Publications:


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