Sabrina M. Danielsen, MA, PhD
Sabrina M. Danielsen, MA, PhD

Sabrina M. Danielsen, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Sociology of Religion
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • Social Problems

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Cultural and Social Studies

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Sociology
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, Sociology
  • BA, Swarthmore College, Sociology and Anthropology

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • "Leaving My Religion: Understanding the Relationship between Religious Disaffiliation, Health, and Well-Being.", Social Science Research, 57(May), 49-62, 2016
  • “Shifting Concerns About Social Problems: Religious and Political Identity Among Evangelical and Mainline Protestants, 1960-2013.", Journal of Religion & Society, 13(2016), 156-175, 2015
  • "Fewer and Better Children: Race, Class, Religion, and Birth Control Reform in America" Co-Author: Melissa J. Wilde. Article Awards: 1. Winner, Charles Tilly Best Award (2015) from the American Sociological Association's Comparative and Historical Section. 2. Winner, Distinguished Article Award (2015) from the American Sociological Association's Sociology of Religion Section. 3. Winner, Distinguished Article Award (2015) from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion., American Journal of Sociology, 119 (6), 1710-60, 2014
  • "Fracturing Over Creation Care? Shifting Environmental Beliefs Among Evangelicals, 1984-2010.", Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 52(1), 198-215, 2013

Editing and Reviews

  • Book Review of Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics, by Mark A. Smith., Contemporary Sociology-a Journal of Reviews, 2016
  • Book Review of The Rationalization of Miracles, by Paolo Parigi., Sociology of Religion, 75:1, 169-171, 2014

Presentations

  • Kripke Center Symposium on Religion and Politics, 2016 "Uniting in Opposition:Race and Religion in the Early Abortion Rights Movement in America", 2016
  • Kripke Center Symposium on Religion and Identity "Shifting Concerns About Social Problems: Religious and Political Identity since 1960", 2015
  • Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Conference, Race, Class, Gender, and Religion Section: "Religion, Race, Class and Gender in the Politics of Abortion before Roe v. Wade", 2014
  • Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting - Social Movement Activisms Session "Clergy Consultation Service and the Religious Mobilization on Abortion before Roe v. Wade", 2014
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Politics of Abortion Session "Mainline Protestants and the Politics of Abortion after Roe v. Wade", 2013
  • Culture and Interaction Cluster, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. Sept 2013. “Religious Restructuring, Mainline Protestants, and the Politics of Abortion Since 1960”, 2013
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. Nov 2012. Religion and Abortion Session. “Mainline Protestant Denominations and Abortion Law Reform and Repeal, 1960-1973, 2012
  • American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. Aug 2012. Collective Behavior and Social Movements Roundtable. “Liberalizing on Abortion: Religion and Abortion Law Reform, 1960-1973., 2012
  • Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. Aug 2012. Moral Attitudes Session. “Mainline Protestants and the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights", 2012
  • American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. Aug 2011. Sociology of Culture Session, “Rightward Tendencies: Conservatism in the Age of Obama” “Fracturing Over Creation Care: Environmental Beliefs and Discourse Among Evangelicals.”, 2011
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting with Melissa J. Wilde: "Creating Heaven on Earth: Birth Control, Eugenics, and the Social Gospel in the Early 20th Century", 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Sociology of Religion, Sex and Gender, Political Sociology, Comparative-Historical Sociology

Current Research Projects

  • Danielsen, Sabrina. “Shifting Alliances and Opponents: Religious Restructuring and Mainline Protestants’ Changing Stances on Abortion since 1960.” Danielsen, Sabrina. “Mainline Protestant Civil Disobedience: Existing Activist Social Networks, Cycles of Protest and the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion, 1967-1973.” Danielsen, Sabrina and Brittni Porath. “Working Towards Health: Diverse Efforts to Improve Health Among Religious Groups.” Wilde, Melissa J., Sabrina Danielsen, and David Sorge. “Who Were the Social Gospelers? Class and Religion on the Eve of the Depression.”

Grant Funding Received

  • CURAS Faculty Research Fund to support scholarship involving undergraduate student (Brittni Porath).

Awards and Honors

  • Winner of the Distinguished Article Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2015
  • Winner of the Charles Tilly Best Article Award, American Sociological Association's Comparative and Historical Section, 2015
  • Winner of the Distinguished Article Award, American Sociological Association's Sociology of Religion Section., 2015