Mark Mulder, Associate Professor, Sociology
Office: Spoelhof Center 229
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- BA Trinity Christian College
- MA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Diversity and inequality in the United States, urban sociology, sociology internship seminar, qualitative methods
Urban studies, congregational life, issues of religion and race and ethnicity, the concept of "place"
Shades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (March, 2015). Also available from Amazon, and you can listen to an interview about the book here.
"Worshipping to Stay the Same: Avoiding the Local to Maintain Solidarity," in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion After Divided by Faith, J. Russel Hawkins and Phillip Luke Sintiere, eds. New York: Oxford University Press (2014).
“The Role of the Congregation in Community Service: A Philanthropic Case Study” (with Kristen Napp, Zig Ingraffia, Neil Carlson, Khary Bridgewater, and Edwin Hernandez). The Foundation Review, Fall 2012.
“Evangelical Church Polity and the Nuances of White Flight: A Case Study from the Roseland and Englewood Neighborhoods in Chicago. Journal of Urban History, January 2012.
“Understanding Religion Takes Practice: Anti-Urban Bias, Geographical Habits, and Theological Influences,”(with James K.A. Smith) in Ecclesiology and Ethnography, Christian Scharen, ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdman’s Publising Co. (2012)
"Congregational Responses to Growing Urban Diversity in a White Ethnic Denomination." Social Problems 56: 335-356. 2009. (with Kevin Dougherty)