M.A., Sociology, Baylor University, expected in May 2020
M.A. Political Science, Boston College, 2015
M.A. Politics, Claremont Graduate University
L.L.B., China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), 2012
Richie is the first-year graduate student in the sociology of religion at Baylor. After receiving a Bachelor degree in Law at China University of Politics and Law in Beijing, China, he completed two MA degrees in American politics at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA and Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, focusing on American constitutional thought, American political development, American civil religion, and religious and civil liberties of religious minorities, especially Muslim Americans.
Before his journey in sociology of religion at Baylor, Richie did many ethnographic fieldworks with Muslim American communities both in New England and nationwide because he seeks to understand the dynamics and tension between the American political principles and reality in treating, assimilating, and empowering religious minorities. Because of its well-established reputation in sociology of religion, world-class faculty members, and remarkable productivity of and collaborative environment for graduate students, Richie chooses the department of sociology at Baylor as the best fit to start his doctorate education and continue his academic adventure.
With these backgrounds, Richie is self-identified as a political sociologist whose academic interests are in American religion-political culture and politics of religious and ethnic minorities. When his education at Baylor is completed, he looks forward to finding a research and teaching job in academia where he can continue his research and career about which he is passionate.
Richie Li's Full Curriculum Vitae.