In addition to editing, I provide writing and research services. Below are some examples of these kinds of work.
Report of the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School Climate Study
I wrote the main text of the University of Texas’s Graduate School Climate Study based on the findings and analysis of a research team based in the university’s sociology department. You can view and download a pdf of the report here and the executive summary here.
Texas Story Project
I identified community leaders across the state of Texas to contribute to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum’s Texas Story Project. I collected and edited their materials to add to the museum’s growing body of original stories about local Texas communities.
Original Research and Writing
You can get a sense of my scholarly writing style and subject-matter expertise from my original publications, listed below. My informal writing is available at my author website.
You Can’t Put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a Rational Age. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
“Not Just Individualism: Studying American Culture and Religion after Habits of the Heart.” 2007. Sociology of Religion 68:2 195-200.
“Beyond Literalism: Reflexive Spirituality and Religious Meaning.” 2007. Pp. 169-186 in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Lives, edited by Nancy Ammerman. New York: Oxford University Press.
“Seeing Invisible Religion: Religion as a Societal Conversation about Transcendent Meaning.” 2005. Sociological Theory 23:2 179-196. Reprinted in Religions of Modernity: Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital, edited by Stef Aupers and Dick Houtman, 2010. Boston: Brill. Pp. 89-114.
“Speaking of Meaning in Modernity: Reflexive Spirituality as a Cultural Resource.” 2001. Sociology of Religion 62:3 365-381.