David Barry

David Barry

Assistant Professor

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, Western Michigan University
M.A., Sociology, Western Michigan University
B.A., Sociology and History, Albion College

Research Interests

Sociology of religion, globalization, social theory, social (in)tolerance, post-communist societies

Select Publications

2012. Vyacheslav Karpov, Elena Lisovskaya, & David Barry, “How popular ideologies fuse religious and ethnic identities: A theoretical, conceptual, and empirical analysis of 'ethnodoxy.’” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 51(4), 638-655.
 
2009. Frank Tridico, Jacob Armstrong, & David Barry, “Religion and homosexuality,” in Frank Tridico, Joseph M. Pellerito, Jr., & Jacob Armstrong (eds.), Issues in Social Justice. Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada: Landon Elsemere Press. (p. 1-26). 
 
2009. Charles Quist-Adade, David Barry, & Meghan Kenney, “Terrorism,” in Frank Tridico, Joseph M. Pellerito, Jr., & Jacob Armstrong (eds.), Issues in Social Justice. Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada: Landon Elsemere Press. (p. 249-270).

Conferences and Presentations

2013. “The conflation of religion and ethnicity and its relationship with intolerance and xenophobia: A case study in contemporary Russia.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Boston, MA.
 
2010. “Fuzzy Meanings of Orthodox Identity in Postatheist Russia” (co-author). Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Baltimore, MD.
 
2010. “Religion, Gender, and Social Embeddedness: A Structural Location Explanation” (co-author). Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Baltimore, MD.
 
2010. “Christianity and Homosexuality” (co-author). Midwest Sociological Society. Chicago, IL.
 
2009. “Explaining the Relationship between Church Attendance and Residence in Post-Communist Russia.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Denver, CO.
 
2009. “How Do Orthodox Christians Read and Interpret the Bible? Findings from Russia in Comparative Perspective” (co-author). Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Denver, CO.
 
2009. “The Fusion of Religious and Ethnic Identities in Desecularizing Russia.” Calvin College Biennial Symposium on Religion and Politics. Grand Rapids, MI.
 
2009. “The Fusion of Religious and Ethnic Identities in Post-Communist Russia.” Midwest Sociological Society. Des Moines, IA.
 
2009. “Connectedness of Ethnic and Religious Identities in Post-Communist Russia.” Western Michigan University: Graduate Student Association. Kalamazoo, MI.
 
2008. “Religiosity, Perceptions of Islam, and Support for Free Speech After 9/11” (co-presenter). Midwest Sociological Society. St, Louis, MO.

Honors and Awards

2012.  All-University Graduate Teaching Effectiveness, Ph.D., Western Michigan University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
 
2011.  All-University Graduate Research and Creative Scholar, Ph.D., Western Michigan University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
 
2008.  All-University Outstanding Graduate Research and Creative Scholar, M.A., Western Michigan University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology

Professional Memberships

Wisconsin Sociological Association (WSA)
Midwest Sociological Society (MSS)
American Sociological Association (ASA)
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)
Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR)