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Dr. Jonathan ColeyDr. Jonathan Coley headshot

Associate Professor
& Graduate Program Director

Curriculum Vitae


Jonathan Coley is Associate Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University and Deputy Editor of The Sociological Quarterly. His research interests include social movements, politics, religion, education, gender and sexuality, and race and ethnicity. His first book, Gay on God’s Campus: Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2018. He has also published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Sociological Forum, Mobilization, Sociology of Religion, and Sociology of Education.


Dr. Coley's research has been recognized through awards from the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and more. His research is funded by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the Louisville Institute, and the National Science Foundation, among other organizations.

  • B.A. in Political Science, Samford University
  • M.A. in Sociology, Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Vanderbilt University

Research Interests
  • Social Movements
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of Education
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Race and Ethnicity
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