Nancy Ammerman, PhD

Professor of Sociology of Religion

Nancy AmmermanDr. Nancy Ammerman has spent much of the last decade studying American congregations. Her most recent book, Pillars of Faith: American Congregations and their Partners (University of California Press, 2005), describes the common patterns that shape the work of American’s diverse communities of faith. Prior to her work on congregations, she wrote extensively on conservative religious movements. Professor Ammerman’s current research, funded by the Templeton Foundation, is the “Spiritual Narratives in Everyday Life” project. Started in the summer of 2006, it explores whether and how religious belief and action are present in the stories people tell about their everyday lives.

Professor Ammerman in the Media

Areas of Expertise:

  • American congregations
  • sociology and religion
  • politics and religion