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Faculty: Roman Williams

Mark MulderRoman Williams, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Office: Spoelhof Center 237

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Educational Background

  • BS Messiah College
  • MDiv Columbia International University
  • ThM Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • PhD Boston University

Teaching Interests

Introductory sociology, sociology of religion, visual sociology, and senior seminar

Research Interests

Religion, culture, and globalization; religion in everyday life; and the use of visual methods in the sociology of religion

Selected Publications

Ammerman, Nancy T. and Roman R. Williams. 2012. “Speaking of Methods: Eliciting Religious Narratives through Interviews, Photos, and Oral Diaries.” Pp. 129–146 in Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, Volume 3: New Methods in the Sociology of Religion. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
Williams, Roman R. 2012. “An Invitation to Sociology.” Pp. 259–277 in Faith and Learning: A Handbook for Christian Higher Education, edited by David S. Dockery. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing.

Williams, Roman R. 2012. “Missionaries.” In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, edited by George Ritzer. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.     

Williams, Roman R. 2010. “Space for God: Lived Religion at Work, Home, and Play.” Sociology of Religion71(3):257-279.