William A. Mirola, professor of Sociology, has a Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University. He teaches courses on social class, religion, social movements and social change. He is the immediate former chair of the Department of History and Social Science and was on sabbatical for the 2009-2010 academic year, during which he spent the fall semester as a visiting professor at Harlaxton College in England.
Dr. Mirola is the author or editor of Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us about Religion in our World, (Allyn and Bacon, Forthcoming), Religion and Class in America: Culture, History, and Politics, (Brill Publishing) and Sociology of Religion: A Reader. He has published in journals such as Sociology of Religion, Social Problems, and Social Science History.
“Religious Protest and Economic Conflict: Possibilities and Constraints on Religion Resource Mobilization and Coalitions in Detroit’s Newspaper Strike”, Sociology of Religion 64:4.