Matthew May

MMay
Assistant Professor of Sociology

510B Varner Hall
(248) 370-2430
mmay2@oakland.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests
Religion, Health, Urban Sociology, Work and Family, Social Movements, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods

Selected Publications

Forthcoming. Paino, Maria, Matthew May, Lori A. Burrington, and Jacob H. Becker. “Intersectionopoly: A Simulation of the Wage Gap.” Teaching Sociology.

May, Matthew and David Smilde. 2016. “Minority Participation and Well-being in Majority Catholic Nations: What Does it Mean to be a Religious Minority?” Journal of Religion and Health. 55(3): 874-94.

Smilde, David and Matthew May. 2015. “Causality, Normativity and Diversity in 40 years of Sociology of Religion in the United States: Contributions to Paradigmatic Reflection.” Sociology of Religion. 76(4): 369-88. 

  •  Winner, 2016 Distinguished Article Award, Association for the Sociology of Religion

May, Matthew. 2015. “Simulating Secularization: A Pedagogical Strategy for the Sociology of Religion.” Teaching Sociology 43(1): 46-52.

Reynolds, Jeremy and Matthew May. 2014. “Religion, Motherhood, and the Spirit of Capitalism.” Social Currents. 1(2): 173-88. 


Courses Taught
SOC 100 Intro to Sociology
SOC 202 Introduction to Methods of Social Research
AN/SOC 331 Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC 305 Sociology of Religion
SOC 335 Sociology of Gender
SOC 400 Sociological Theory