Race, Immigration, Ethnicity, and Religion in America

pic1Dr. Jonathan Calvillo, CGCM faculty associate, and Dr. Russell Jeung recently published an article entitled “Race, Immigration, Ethnicity, and Religion in America.This is an encyclopedia entry within the Oxford Research Encyclopedia series featured in their volume on Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology of Religion. Their article first provide an overview of the ethnic, racial, and religious demographic changes in the past decade, followed by a review of three ways in which immigration has altered America’s religious landscape. Second, Calvillo and Jeung examine how transnational ties enable immigrants to sustain their traditions and make religious innovations. Third, they consider the intersection of ethnicity and religion, and how groups have related these two key, socially constructed groupings. Finally, the authors consider how race in the United States continues to structure religious formations.

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