Research and Teaching Interests: International Development, Religion, Migration, Political Sociology, Theory
Dr. Manglos-Weber is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 and joined the SASW faculty in fall 2015. She studies the connections between religion, politics, and global inequalities with a focus on how religious memberships shape patterns of social trust and political engagement. She is also an eclectic methodologist, who combines ethnographic and interview work with quantitative survey data analysis.
Manglos-Weber is currently revising a book manuscript on migration, religion, and social trust based on ethnographic research within a West African church in Chicago, IL. Her articles on religion and political dynamics in Africa have appeared in such journals as Social Forces, Political Power and Social Theory, Sociological Forum, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Sociology of Religion. Other articles on religion and theory have been published in the Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, Sociology of Religion, and the Journal of Consciousness Studies.