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John O'Brien

Assistant Professor of SRPP


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    Research interests

    Culture, Ethnography, Inequality, Religion, Race, Identity, Islam


    Ethnographic Field Methods, Islam and Society, Relgion in Society, Capstone Seminar

    Education/Academic qualification

    Sociology, Ph.D., UCLA

    Award Date: May 30 2012

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    Research Output

    Keeping it halal: The everyday lives of muslim american teenage boys

    O'Brien, J., Aug 28 2017, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 216 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Individualism as a discursive strategy of action: Autonomy, agency, and reflexivity among religious americans

    O'Brien, J., Jan 1 2015, In : Sociological Theory. 33, 2, p. 173-199 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Muslim American youth and secular hip hop: Manifesting " cool piety" through musical practices

    O'Brien, J., Apr 1 2013, In : Poetics. 41, 2, p. 99-121 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

    O'Brien, J., Jun 1 2013, In : Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review. p. 286-288 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Open Access


    O'Brien, J., Mar 14 2013, Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice. SAGE Publications, p. 269-274 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)