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Penny Edgell, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2010

Penny Edgell (Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts), Spring 2010

Project: “Beyond the Culture Wars: How Ordinary Citizens Use Religious, Legal, and Scientific Repertoires to Understand Contemporary Social Dilemmas”

While in residence Edgell read literature in several interdisciplinary areas to revise and resubmit a grant proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) with her co-fellow, Kathy Hull. Edgell also wrote a proposal for a review article, “Cultural Approaches to the Study of Religion: New Directions from Empirical Research,” forthcoming in Annual Review of Sociology (2011). She developed and submitted a funding inquiry to a private foundation on the topic of the moral order created in and through alternative religious communities, revised one research article now forthcoming in Social Problems, and revised a second article. She was invited to write for the “general educated reader” via blog posts, including one at The Immanent Frame, a blog on religion, politics, and culture sponsored by the Social Science Research Council.

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