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I am a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Minnesota. My research is grounded in cultural sociology with a focus on the intersections of religion and nonreligion, identity and community, and civic engagement. My dissertation is an ethnographic case study of a "secular congregation," The Sunday Assembly. I currently work on research projects like the American Mosaic Project and the Talking About Social Controversies project where I use both qualitative and quantitative data to investigate how the intersections of religion, gender, and race shape people‚Äôs social attitudes surrounding morality, equality, and community.