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Roman R. Williams

Public Sociology

Walking with Cameras

Roman R. Williams Originally published on April 20, 2016 in Studying Congregations. A variation of the walking tour is a great way to explore a congregation’s context: walking with cameras. These days most people have access to photographic equipment in the form of a mobile…
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April 22, 2016
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Visual Sociology and the Sociology of Religion

Roman R. Williams Originally published on May 13, 2015 in Seeing Religion: Toward a Visual Sociology of Religion. An invitation The potential of visual research methods for the sociology of religion is vast, but largely untapped. The absence of these methods is curious given the…
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May 13, 2015
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Why Study Religion Visually?

Roman R. Williams Originally published on May 8, 2015 in Seeing Religion: Toward a Visual Sociology of Religion. A rationale for studying religion visually On a hot afternoon in London, England, during the 2013 International Visual Sociology Association annual meeting, three other contributors (Catherine Holtmann,…
Public Sociology

From Evaluation to Engagement

Roman R. Williams Originally published on January 22, 2015 in Studying Congregations. Just as the fall semester was coming to an end, I received an email from Program Officer (and friend) Khary Bridgewater that was simultaneously exciting and daunting: KB:   I am at the Grand…
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January 22, 2015