Paul Froese

Professor of Sociology
Baylor Religion Survey Director
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2003 PhD in Sociology, University of Washington
1999 MA in Sociology, University of Washington
1992 MA in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin
1990 BA in Russian, Grinnell College


Dr. Paul Froese is a professor of sociology and a research fellow for the Institute for Studies of Religion. He has been teaching and researching at Baylor since 2002. A prolific author of books and articles, his research interests include the sociology of meaning, religion, comparative historical sociology, political sociology and ideology. His latest book, On Purpose: a Sociology of Life’s Meaning, will appear soon; check out his author page at Amazon.

Recent Publications

Thomson, Robert and P. Froese.  Forthcoming.  “God, Party, and the Poor: How Politics and Religion Interact to Affect Economic Justice Attitudes.”  Sociological Forum.

F. Carson Mencken and Paul Froese. 2019.“Gun Culture in Action.” Social Problems 66(1): 3-27.

Robert A. Thomson Jr. and Paul Froese. 2016. "God Versus Party: Competing Effects on Attitudes Concerning Criminal Punishment, National Security, and Military Service." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55(4): 839-858.

Relevant Track:  Sociology of Religion

Dr. Froese' Full Curriculum Vitae.

Department of Sociology

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