Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

  Evelyn Bush, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Sociology (at Rose Hill)
B.S., Xavier; M.A., William and Mary; Ph.D., Cornell, 2005

Dealy Hall 402D
Bronx, NY  10458-9993
tel:  (718) 817-3873
fax:  (718) 817-3846
Research Interests
Social movements; sociology of religion; globalization.

Current Projects

Professor Bush is currently working on two major research projects.  First, she is a core collaborator on the “Religious NGOs at the United Nations” project, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and housed at the University of Kent – Canterbury: 

Her second project consists of an analysis of the Human Rights and International Religious Freedom Reports compiled by the U.S. Department of State.  Through this project, Professor Bush aims to elucidate the effects of institutional classification on religious freedom and human rights as they are applied to women.

Selected Publications


Bush, Evelyn. in progress. “International religious freedom policy and the implications of religious competition for human rights.” Chapter 5 in Religious Actors in the Public Sphere, Jeff Haynes and Anja Henning, eds. Routledge Series on Religion and Politics.

Bush, Evelyn. 2010. “Explaining religious market failure: a gendered critique of the religious economies model.” Sociological Theory 28(3):304-325. 

Bush, Evelyn. 2010. “Saintly mission or sins of commission?” Review of God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades, by Rodney Stark. Contexts 9(3):72-73. 

Bush, Evelyn L. 2008. “Discipline and resistance in diplomacy: religion and the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS.” Chapter 8 in Discipline and Punishment in Global Politics: Illusions of Control. Janie Leatherman, ed., pp. 165-190. Palgrave Macmillan, NY.

Bush, Evelyn, 2007.  “Measuring religion in global civil society,” Social Forces 85(4):1645-1665.

Bush, Evelyn, and Pete Simi. 2001. “European Farmers and Their Protests.” In Contentious Europeans: Protest and Politics in an Integrating Europe, Doug Imig and Sidney Tarrow, eds., pp. 97-121. Rowman & Littlefield,.Lanham, MD.


Courses Taught


Introduction to Sociology; Modern American Social Movements; Religion and Social Change


Global Civil Society;Religion and Globalization; Religion and Social Movements


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