Roger Baumann

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B.A. (Hons.) Religious Studies (University of Waterloo, 2007); M.T.S Religion, Ethics and Politics (Harvard University, 2009)
Areas of Interest: 
Religion, Politics, Race, Ethnicity, Religion and Globalization, Social Movements, American Evangelicalism, Cultural Sociology, Social Theory, Qualitative Methods, Sociology of Religion
Roger Baumann is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Yale University. He is a Junior Fellow at the Yale Center for Comparative Research and the The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics & Society. His research focuses on intersections of race, religion, and politics through the topic of African American Christian engagement with the issue of Israel and Palestine. His dissertation project is a comparative study of Israel/Palestine-focused movements within American black churches, combining ethnographic fieldwork, formal interviewing, and comparative historical methods.


Roger is originally from Ontario, Canada and has a background in Religious Studies. He earned his B.A. in religion from the University of Waterloo and a master’s in religion from Harvard University.


Baumann, Roger. 2016. “Political Engagement Meets the Prosperity Gospel: African American Christian Zionism and Black Church Politics.” Sociology of Religion 77(4):359–85.

Baumann, Roger. 2017. “What Are ‘Political’ Black Churches?” OUPblog.