Evan Stewart is an assistant professor of sociology at University of Massachusetts Boston starting September, 2019.

His research focuses on how and why people lose trust in institutions and the political impact of their choice to stop participating in them. His current work examines religious disaffiliation as one case of this process, looking at how the growing nonreligious population in the United States thinks about issues and engages in political life.

Evan’s other solo and collaborative research projects examine prejudice and tolerance, religion in public life, and attitudes about contentious political issues. This work has appeared in Social Forces, Social Currents, The Sociological Quarterly, Secularism and Nonreligion, and The Annual Review in the Sociology of Religion. He is also the current editor and principal author at Sociological Images

Evan earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, where he has worked as an Edelstein Fellow with the American Mosaic Project and an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow with the Center for the Study of Political Psychology. He also holds an M.A. in Sociology from UMN and a B.A. in Political Theory and Social Policy from Michigan State University.