Jason (J.J.) Burtt

Jason (J.J.) Burtt
Sociology of Religion
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M.A. Sociology, Baylor University, 2019
M.A. Theological Studies, Regent College, 2014
B.A. Religion and Philosophy, Northwest University, 2007


Jason's research interests include technology & media, religion & politics, and social psychology. After completing a BA in religion and philosophy at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA, he earned an M.A. in theological studies at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, focusing on nineteenth century Protestant thought and the intersection of Christianity with culture and science.   

"The sociology department at Baylor was attractive to me because of its unique blend of sociological theory, methods, and statistics."  His dissertation puts forth a new theory of social trust that accounts for egocentric and group influences using empirical studies of American media, religion, and politics. "Baylor is uniquely equipped to guide my inquiry in these areas due to its resources, such as the Baylor Religion Survey, and its competent and helpful faculty. They have encouraged and supported my involvement in various seminars and conferences in the U.S. and abroad." 

When his studies at Baylor are completed, he looks forward to teaching sociology and continuing research. 

Recent Publications

Matthew Lee Anderson, J. J. Burtt, Sung Joon Jang, Karen Booyens, Byron R. Johnson, Michael Joseph. Forthcoming. “Religion and Responsibility-Taking among Offenders in Colombia and South Africa: A Qualitative Assessment of a Faith-Based Program in Prison.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

J. J. Burtt, Rory Jones, Jonathan Cox, Dahron Mize, Kevin D. Dougherty, Perry L. Glanzer & Sarah A. Schnitker. 2022. "Factors Associated with Vertical and Horizontal Faith Maturity at a Christian University." Journal of Research on Christian Education. 31:1, 70-87https://doi.org/10.1080/10656219.2022.2042440

Jeremy E. Uecker, Rebecca Bonhag, J.J. Burtt, Hannah R. Evans, and Amanda D. Hernandez (equal second authorship). 2021. “Religion and Attitudes toward Childlessness in the United States.” Journal of Family Issues. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X21994148

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