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Gail Murphy-Geiss

Gail Murphy-Geiss


My Ph.D. is in Religion and Social Change, and I teach classes in gender, religion, family, law and research design. My dissertation was on family values, and more recent research has been on changing roles for clergy spouses, sexual harassment in the United Methodist Church, and domestic violence court procedures. I have also published on motherhood in Islam, the institutionalization of midwifery, and gender depictions in Sunday School materials.

Fields: Religion, gender, family, law, research methods.

Instructions for Letter of Recommendation requests  

Courtroom Assessment Instrument

Curriculum Vitae

Regular Classes


SO100/SO235 -- Thinking Sociologically & Sociology of Family

SO112 -- Gender Inequality

SO120 -- Contemporary French Society (Field Course)

SO214 -- Sociology of Religion

SO229 -- Sociological Research Design


  • SO214 – Sociology of Religion


    B.A., Westminster College, PA
    M.Div., Boston University
    Ph.D., University of Denver and Illif School of Theology