Katie Corcoran – The Conversation - Wishevoke

Katie Corcoran – The Conversation

Dr. Corcoran received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington as well as an MA in Sociology and an MA in International Studies (Comparative Religion). She is a theoretical generalist who studies social groups and networks as connections between macrostructures and micro attitudes and behaviors. Her research applies these lenses to multiple empirical subfields – organizations, culture, crime/deviance, religion, emotions, inequality, and social movements. She is interested in exploring the processes by which individuals join and leave groups, invest time and resources in them, and come to conform to their norms and values. To test theoretical predictions, it draws on individual, cross-organizational, regional and national data and uses advanced quantitative and qualitative methods.

Dr. Corcoran has published articles in journals such as Social Science Research, Sociological Inquiry, Sociological Forum, the British Journal of Social Psychology, the Journal for the Scientific of Religion, and Rationality and Society, and recently published the book Religious Hostility: A Global Assessment of Hate and Terror with Rodney Stark. She is currently completing a book manuscript about megachurches, High on God: How the Megachurch Conquered America, with James K. Wellman and Kate Stockly-Meyerdirk.

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