PhD. Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2020 (expected)
Dissertation: "Modern but Not Meaningless: Nonreligious Cultures and Communities in the United States."
M.S. Sociology, Portland State University, 2012
Thesis: "Atheist Scripts in a Nation of Religiosity: Identity Politics within the Atheist Movement."
B.A. Sociology and Journalism, University of Wyoming, 2009
Areas of Interest
cultural sociology; religion and nonreligion; urban and community studies; civic engagement; gender
Jacqui Frost and Penny Edgell. 2018. "Rescuing Nones from the Reference Category: Civic Engagement Among the Nonreligious in America." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 47(2): 417-438.
Penny Edgell, Jacqui Frost, and Evan Stewart. 2017. "From Existential to Social Understandings of Risk: Examining Gender Differences in Nonreligion." Social Currents 4(6): 556–574.
Jacqui Frost and Penny Edgell. 2017. "Distinctiveness Reconsidered: Religiosity, Structural Location, and Understandings of Racial Inequality." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56(2): 277-301.
Jacqui Frost. 2017. "Rejecting Rejection Identities: Negotiating Positive Nonreligiosity at the Sunday Assembly." Pp. 171-190 in Organized Secularism in the United States, edited by Ryan Cragun, Lori Fazzino, and Christel Manning. De Gruyter.
Jacqui Frost. "Religion for Atheists? Transhumanism, Mindfulness, and Atheist Churches." Forthcoming in The Cambridge History of Atheism, edited by Stephen Bullivant and Michael Ruse. Cambridge University Press.
Reviews, Comments, and Essays
Jacqui Frost. “How Our Paradigms Limit Our Measures.” Response to "Is Secularism a World Religion?" by Donovan Schaefer. Forthcoming in special feature for Implicit Religion.
Jacqui Frost. 2016. Review of American Secularism: Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems, by Joseph O. Baker and Buster Smith. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55(1): 195-196.
Jacqui Frost. 2015. "Measuring Secularity." Response to "Understanding the Secular," with Phil Zuckerman and John R. Shook. The Religious Studies Project.
Jacqui Frost. 2013-2017. Published 51 short review essays for The Society Pages covering topics like the historical role of women in social movements, the social determinants of volunteerism, the predictable paradox of atheist churches, and the reappropriation of stigmatized labels. Full list and links available on Projects page.
Jacqui Frost. "The Meaning of Uncertainty: Navigating States of Certainty and Uncertainty in Nonreligious Narratives." Under review, manuscript available.
Penny Edgell and Jacqui Frost. "Reasoning with Care: Pushing Back Against Rationalized Systems with a Moral Logic of Care." Under review, manuscript available.
Jacqui Frost. "Conceptions of Community Among the Nonreligious." In development.
Jacqui Frost. "Cultivating Secular Transcendence: Nonreligious Rituals and Scientific Spiritualities." In development.
Jaime Kucinskas, Evan Stewart, Jacqui Frost, and Bradley R.E. Wright. "Religious Resilience in Real Time." In development.
Fellowships and Awards
2018. Engaged Scholarship Award, University of Minnesota. For work on The Society Pages.
2018. Anna Welsch Bright Research Award, University of Minnesota.
2016. Student Travel Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
2015. Summer Research Fellowship, American Mosaic Project.
2014. Ron Anderson Technology and Social Cohesion Award. Group award for The Society Pages graduate board.
2014. Edelstein Fellowship, American Mosaic Project.
2013. Sociology Department Fellowship, University of Minnesota.
Deputy Editor, Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog, 2018 - present
Assistant Editor, 2017 - 2018
Managing Editor, The Society Pages, 2016 - 2017
Graduate Editor, 2014 - 2016
Guest Editor, Secularism & Nonreligion, Volume 6, 2017. Special Issue Topic: Intersectionality and Power, with co-editors Evan Stewart and Penny Edgell.
Graduate Editor, Assigned: Life with Gender. 2016. Edited by Lisa Wade, Doug Hartmann, and Chris Uggen.
University of Minnesota
- SOC 3451W: Cities and Social Change (Spring 2019)
- SOC 1001: Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2018)
- SOC 1001 (Online): Introduction to Sociology (Summer 2017)
Metropolitan State University
- GNDR 201: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies (Spring 2018, Spring 2019)
Graduate Teaching Assistantships:
University of Minnesota
- Atheists and Others in the U.S. (Fall 2016)
- Introduction to Sociology - Discussion section leader (Spring 2014)
- Love, Sex, and Marriage (Fall 2013)
Portland State University
- Sociology of Mental Illness (Spring 2012, Spring 2011)
- Sociology of the Family - Online hybrid course (Spring 2012)
- Education and Equality: Comparing the U.S. and Japan (Fall 2011)
- Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2011)
- Minorities (Fall 2011)
- Criminology (Winter 2011)
- Sociology of Deviance - Online hybrid course (Fall 2010)
Center for Writing, University of Minnesota, Sept. 2018 - present
Student writing consultant for undergraduate and graduate writers
McNamara Academic Center, University of Minnesota, June 2015 - Dec. 2016
Student-athlete tutor for sociology, statistics, and writing
WyzAnt Tutoring, 2012-2016
Private tutor for high school/college study skills, paper writing, ACT/SAT/GRE test prep
American Sociological Association
-Sociology of Culture Section
-Sociology of Religion Section
-Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Section
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Midwest Sociological Society