Evan Stewart is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.
His research focuses on political culture, especially the way shared beliefs about community and authority shape the way people engage in public life, develop their political views, and express their identities.
Evan's dissertation work examines the political impact of the growing nonreligious population in the United States. In pursuing this research, 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.
His other solo and collaborative research projects examine prejudice and tolerance, nonreligious identity formation, attitudes about contentious political issues, and visual sociology. This work has appeared in Social Forces, Social Currents, The Sociological Quarterly, Secularism and Nonreligion, and The Annual Review in the Sociology of Religion.
Evan is also the current editor at Sociological Images. He has served for a number of years as a graduate editor at The Society Pages, where he piloted "There's Research on That!" and "Social Studies Minnesota."