Kraig Beyerlein

Associate Professor of Sociology

Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Society

Department of Sociology

Kraig Beyerlein’s research and teaching focus on the intersection of religion and collective action, especially civic engagement and protest activity. He is particularly interested in faith-based mobilizing for progressive social causes, such as immigrant rights and gender equality. Grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., Louisville Institute, Spencer Foundation, and the National Science Foundation have supported his research over the years. With support from the Center for Social Concerns, he has taught the México-U.S. Border Immersion Seminar to undergraduate students for over a decade.

Beyerlein received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a faculty member in the Sociology Department at the University of Arizona before coming to Notre Dame.