Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rice University
D. Michael Lindsay is assistant professor of sociology at Rice University where he is also the faculty associate of Leadership Rice and associate director of the Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life at Rice University. He is also a Rice Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Lindsay has been honored by two international scholarly societies—the International Sociological Association and the International Leadership Association—as well as the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Association for the Sociology of Religion. A sociologist by training, Lindsay's research is published in the leading scholarly journals of sociology, religion and American studies. In 2007 his book Faith in the Halls of Power was released with great reviews.
Dr. Lindsay earned his Ph.D. in sociology at Princeton University, where he was named a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in 2002 and the Harold W. Dodds Fellow in 2004. He also received the 2003 Outstanding Teaching Award—the university’s highest award for graduate student teaching—from Princeton’s Graduate School and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni.