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Christopher  Garneau

Associate Professor of Sociology

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Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Sociology University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2012
M.A. Sociology University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2008
B.A. Political Science and History (Double Major - Sociology Minor) Dickinson State University-Dickinson, ND 2006

Biography

Dr. Christopher Garneau is an Associate Professor of sociology at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma where he has been employed as a sociologist since 2012. He received his B.A. with a double major in political science and history at Dickinson State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Nebraska. His primary research interests are in the areas of sociology of religion and political sociology. Dr. Garneau has published a book chapter, a book review, and six peer-reviewed articles in multiple journals including Sociological Forum, The Sociological Quarterly, The Prison Journal, and the Review of Religious Research. He was recognized by the journal, Sociology of Religion for the Journal Article of the Year Award in 2019.

Research, Presentations & Publications

Publications

Garneau, Christopher R.H. 2020. Book Review of “Taking America Back for God.”
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 60(2): 457-459.

Schwadel, Philip and Christopher R.H. Garneau. 2019. “Sectarian Religion and
Political Tolerance in the United States.” Sociology of Religion 80(2): 168-193.

Tietjen, Grant, Veronica Horowitz, Harmoni Noel, and Christopher R.H. Garneau.
2018. “Showing Up: The Gendered Effects of Social Engagement on Educational
Participation in United States Correctional Facilities.” The Prison Journal 98(3): 359-381.

Schwadel, Philip and Christopher R.H. Garneau. 2017. “The Diffusion of Tolerance:
Birth cohort changes in the effects of education and income on political tolerance.
Sociological Forum 32(4): 748-769.

Cook, John Paul and Christopher R.H. Garneau. 2017. “Challenging Students’ Beliefs
about Mathematics: A liberal arts approach.” Journal of Transformative Learning
4(1): 78-81.

Garneau, Christopher R.H. 2015. “Stigma Management of Midwest Seculars” in
Religion and Political Tolerance in America, ed. Paul A. Djupe. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Schwadel, Philip and Christopher R.H. Garneau. 2014. “An Age-Period-Cohort
Analysis of Political Tolerance in the United States.” The Sociological Quarterly 55(2): 421-452.

Garneau, Christopher R.H. and Philip Schwadel. 2013. “Pentecostal Affiliation.”
Review of Religious Research 55(2) 339-353.

Professional Presentations

2021 “Examining the Influence of Political Affiliation and Orientation on
Political Tolerance.” Coauthor: Philip Schwadel
Annual Meeting for the American Sociological Association
Online

2021 “Rethinking Structural Cognition and Religion: White Christian
Nationalism and Views of Inequality.”
Conference: Building Bridges/Dismantling Racism for the Common Good
Online

2019 “Trauma and Education Attainment in State Prisons”
Annual Meeting for the Oklahoma Sociological Association
Edmond, OK

2019 “Examining the Effects of Political Ideology and Affiliation on Political
Tolerance.”
Annual Meeting for the Midwest Sociological Society
Chicago, IL

2018 “An Overview of Political Tolerance: Using Advanced Statistical
Methodology to Model Change in Tolerance over Time.”
Annual Meeting for the Oklahoma Sociological Association.
Edmond, OK

2017 “The Politics of Peace: Examining the interaction between political and
religious identification in The Mennonite Church U.S.A.”
Annual Meeting for the Oklahoma Sociological Association
Norman, OK

2016 “Examining the Gendered Experiences of U.S. Prisoners in Higher
Education Enrollment.” Coauthor: Grant Tietjen.
Annual Meeting for the American Society of Criminology
New Orleans, LA

2016 “Teaching Public Sociology by ‘Doing Nothing.”
Annual Meeting for the Oklahoma Sociological Association.
Edmond, OK

2015 “Showing Up: The Gendered Effects of Social Capital on Educational
Participation in United States Correctional Facilities.” Co-author: Grant Tietjen.
Annual Meeting for the Midwest Sociological Society
Kansas City, MO

2012 “Exploring Psychological Distress Related to the Stigmatization of
Midwest Seculars.”
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Phoenix, AZ

2011 “Perceived Stigma and Stigma Management of Secular Individuals in the
Midwest.”
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Milwaukee, WI

2011 “Steeples and Ceilings: Denominations as Gendered Organizations.”
Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
Las Vegas, NV

2010 “For the Least of My People: How Individualism and Socioeconomic
Status Influence the Attitudes and Actions of Conservative Protestants on Issues of Economic Inequality.”
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Baltimore, MD

2010 “Religious ‘Nones’ and Civic Participation.”
Annual Meeting for the Midwest Sociological Society
Chicago, IL

2009 “Evangelicals and Fundamentalists: Proposing a Nuanced Classification
Scheme for Conservative Protestants.”
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Denver, CO

2009 “Religious Switching and Political Participation.”
Annual Meeting for the Midwest Sociological Society
Des Moines, IA

2006 “The Nonpartisan Sweep: Implications and Remnants of the 1918 election
in North Dakota.” (Undergraduate Presentation)
Missouri Valley History Conference
Omaha, NE