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Faculty: Mark Mulder

Mark MulderMark Mulder, Associate Professor, Sociology

616-526-6755
mmulder@calvin.edu
Office: Spoelhof Center 229

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Educational Background

  • BA Trinity Christian College
  • MA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Teaching Interests

Diversity and inequality in the United States, urban sociology, sociology internship seminar, qualitative methods

Research Interests

Urban studies, congregational life, issues of religion and race and ethnicity, the concept of "place"

Selected Publications

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Shades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (Forthcoming in March, 2015). Also available for pre-order from Amazon.

"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)

"Urban Growth, Community, and the Environment: An Experiential Pedagogy." Cities and the Environment. 1(1). 2008. (with Don De Graaf)

"Mobility and the (In)Significance of Place in an Evangelical Church: A Case Study from the South Side of Chicago." Geographies of Religions and Belief Systems 3 (1): 16-43. 2009.