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Evelyn Bush

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

Office: Dealy Hall 402D
441 E Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
(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.


2011. "Religious Freedom and Transnational Religion: An Economic Approach." Pp. 149-166 in Religious Actors in the Public Sphere, edited by Jeff Haynes and Anja Henning. Routledge Series on Religion and Politics. London and New York: Routledge.

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

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.  

2008. “Discipline and resistance in diplomacy: religion and the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS.” Pp. 165-190 in Discipline and Punishment in Global Politics: Illusions of Control, edited by Janie Leatherman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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

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

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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