O’Brien, Timothy L.

Associate Professor
Sociology

Personal webpage

https://www.timothyloudenobrien.com/

Spring Semester Virtual Office Hours

Wednesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment.

Education

PhD, Sociology, Indiana University

Areas of Specialization

Science, Knowledge, & Technology; Sociology of Religion; Political Sociology; Law and Society

Teaching Schedule

Spring 2021
SOCIOL 101-201: Introduction to Sociology

Fall 2020
SOCIOL 101-201: Introduction to Sociology
SOCIOL 750-002: Research Methods in Sociology

Summer 2020
SOCIOL 101-201: Introduction to Sociology

Spring 2020
SOCIOL 101-001: Introduction to Sociology
SOCIOL 342-001: Sociology of Law

Selected Publications

O'Brien, T. L., & Noy, S. (2021). Threatening Morality: Religious and Political Opposition to Science in the United States. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
O'Brien, T. L., & Noy, S. (2020). Political Identity and Confidence in Science and Religion in the United States. Sociology of Religion, 81(4), 439-461.
O'Brien, T. L. (2020). Racing justice: Mass Incarceration and Perceptions of Courts. Social Science Research.
O'Brien, T. L., & Noy, S. (2018). Cultural Authority in Comparative Context: A Multilevel Analysis of Trust in Science and Religion. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 57(3), 495-513.
Gauchat, G. W., O'Brien, T. L., & Mirosa, O. (2017). The Legitimacy of Environmental Scientists in the Public Sphere. Climatic Change, 143(3-4), 297-306.
Noy, S., & O'Brien, T. L. (2016). A Nation Divided: Science, Religion, and Public Opinion in the United States. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 2, 1-15.
O'Brien, T. L., & Noy, S. (2015). Traditional, Modern, and Post-Secular Perspectives on Science and Religion in the United States. American Sociological Review, 80(1), 92-115.