Visiting Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA UC Berkeley; PhD University of Wisconsin
Research Areas: cultural sociology, religion
Roger Friedland is a cultural sociologist. His work centers on God, love and sexuality, and he is currently engaged in comparative explorations of politicized religions, particularly their gender and sexual preoccupations. Additionally he is conducting survey research on the relation between erotics, love and religiosity among American university students. Friedland is Professor of Religious Studies and Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara.