Amanda Schutz

About Amanda Schutz

I am currently a fifth year PhD student in the School of Sociology. I received my BA in sociology and communication from Indiana University Northwest (2009) and my MA in sociology from the University of Arizona (2012). 


My master's research involved conducting in-depth interviews with self-identified atheists in order to develop a model of "coming out" atheist, and comparing that process to the LGBT experience.

Current research conducted with Dr. Louise Roth involves examining this interview data for gender differences in the risk of revealing an atheist identity and stigma management strategies. 

Research Interests

Race/class/gender inequality, religion, secularism, identity, deviance, social movements

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Contact Information

Amanda Schutz
PhD Candidate
Office: Social Science 436

Courses Taught

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (classroom)

SOC 222: Gender Identities, Interactions, and Relationships (classroom, online)

SOC/RELI 322: Sociology of Religion (online)

SOC 333: God in the Movies (online)

SOC 374: Social Research Methods (classroom)