Brandon is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Providence College who specializes in the sociology of religion. His primary research interests focus on the intersection of race and religion in the United States as well as congregational studies. Brandon’s research is published in numerous academic journals such as Social Psychology Quarterly, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Sociology of Religion. His research has also been covered by multiple media outlets including, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Christianity Today.
Brandon enjoys bringing his students into the research process and encouraging them to think critically and broadly about the world around them. One of his favorite things is helping his students understand their social world and learn about the social forces that shape their lives.
Brandon earned his doctorate from Baylor University in 2015, and his dissertation won the university’s outstanding dissertation award. He also earned a Masters Degree in Sociology from Baylor University. Prior to that, Brandon received a Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Bachelors from Texas Christian University with a double major in Sociology and Religion.
Brandon and his wife live in Providence with their two young children. He enjoys ’80s culture, ’90s music, having his heart broken by the Kansas City Chiefs, and relaxing with his family at a beach or park.