Steven Foertsch

Steven Foertsch
Sociology of Religion
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Ph.D. Sociology, Baylor University, anticipated 2025
M.A., Sociology, Baylor University, anticipated 2022
M.A., Sociology, The New School for Social Research, 2020
B.A., History and Sociology, Assumption College (now University), 2017


Steven is a first-year graduate student in the Sociology of Religion program at Baylor University.  After receiving his bachelor's degree in History and Sociology at Assumption College in Worcester, MA, he went on to complete his master's degree in Sociology at the New School for Social Research in New York City, NY focusing on Political Sociology.

From experiences ranging from AmeriCorps to the United Nations, Steven focuses heavily on individual perception of agency and how it interacts with the growing state of domination.  As such, topics related to International Relations, Political Science, Theology, and Philosophy are of interest to him.  As a student of History and Sociology, he also has always been interested in religious practices and the subjective aspect of belief.  He has conducted many historical, discursive, interview, and ethnographic studies to get at these beliefs- varying from Middle Age Papal Hegemony, Wampanoag powwows, and AI chatbots to modern day prison chaplaincy.

With this background, Steven is looking forward to continuing this research into belief with a focus on the schisms within the Church of Satan.  Upon graduation from Baylor, Steven aspires to attain a research, teaching, or policy role to expand his knowledge further.

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