Richard L. Wood

Associate Professor
& Director of the Southwest Institute on Religion and Civil Society
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley (1995)

Fall 2013 Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 and by appointment. To schedule a time during office hours, go to LoboAchieve.unm.edu any time up until 1:00 p.m. on day of appointment; to request an appointment outside of office hours, please email me.

send e-mail (rlwood@unm.edu)

Sociology Office: Social Sciences 1078
Sociology Office phone: 505-277-3945

Southwest Institute on Religion and Civil Society (SIRCS)

Research Areas

Religion and politics; community organizing; comparative civil societies (United States and Latin America); culture in social movements; democratic theory.


Select Publications

Wood serves as co-editor of Cambridge University Press' book series Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion, and Politics. His own writing currently includes A Shared Future: Ethical Democracy and Multiculturalism (on work for racial equity in faith-based community organizing, as a case study of the tensions between universalist and multiculturalist understandings of democracy) and Pentecostalism, Politics, and Political Culture: A Comparative Perspective, edited volume proposal submitted and recommended for acceptance at Oxford University Press (co-edited with Daniel Jordan Smith).

Stacy Keogh and Richard L. Wood. 2013. “The Rebirth of Catholic Collective Action in Central America”, in Social Compass 60:2, 289-307 (June 2013). http://hdl.handle.net/1928/23067

Brad Fulton and Richard L. Wood. 2012. “Interfaith Organizing: Emerging Theological and Organizational Challenges” in International Journal of Public Theology 6(2012), 1-23.

Richard L. Wood. Forthcoming. “Public Catholicism”: Book chapter on American Catholicism in the public arena, accepted for publication by Columbia University Press in The Future of American Catholicism, (eds: Timothy Matovino and Patricia Killen); brief version also being published in Commonweal, Fall 2013.

Richard L. Wood. 2002. Faith in Action: Religion, Race, and Democratic Organizing in America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

Richard L. Wood's Vita