Published by admin on 16 Jan 2010
Gerardo Marti is L. Richardson King Assistant Professor of Sociology at Davidson College. In addition to several journal articles scholarly publications, Marti is author three books: A Mosaic of Believers: Diversity and Innovation in a Multiethnic Church (Indiana University Press, 2009), Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church (Rutgers University Press, 2008), and Worship across the Racial Divide: Notions of Race and the Practice of Religious Music in Multiracial Churches (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). His current book project is supported by grants from the Louisville Institute, the SSSR Jack Shand Research Award, along with a fellowship with the Congregational Studies Team (part of the Engaged Scholars Project funded by the Lilly Endowment). Marti is active in several research partnerships and, his broad interests include worship and the arts, racial and ethnic diversity, twenty- and thirty-something religion, religious innovation, and congregational responses to social change. Marti received his PhD from the University of Southern California and recently held a visiting position as the Lynette S. Autrey Visiting Professor of Religions Studies through the Humanities Research Center at Rice University. He has also served as a Research Affiliate with the Center on Race, Religion, and Urban Life (CORRUL) at Rice University, a Visiting Research Associate at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, and a Visiting Communitas Scholar through the Institute for the Study of Christian Worship at Calvin College. Marti serves on the Executive Council for the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Council of the Association for the Association for the Sociology of Religion, and the Steering Committee for the Religion and Social Science Section of the American Academy of Religion. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Book Review Editor-Elect for the journal Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review.