Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

Assistant Professor

Sarah Wilkins-LaflammePhD Sociology (University of Oxford)
MA Sociology (University of Ottawa)
BSocSc Sociology and Criminology (University of Ottawa)

Research and teaching areas

Research

  • Religion, attitudes and social behaviour
  • Secularization, non-religion and non-belief
  • Social change
  • Immigration and ethnicity
  • Political sociology

Teaching

  • Quantitative methodology
  • Research methods
  • Sociology of religion
  • Contemporary sociological theory

Current research

Broadly speaking, my research focuses on national and temporal trends in religious identities and behaviour, and how various aspects of religion (belonging, beliefs and practices) influence individual social attitudes and action. More specifically, I study social differences between individuals who are religious and those who are not, and how these dynamics are evolving in contemporary Western societies.

I am currently involved in a number of research projects: 1) The Religious-Secular Cleavage in Areas of Advanced Secularization; 2) The Religious Nones of Canada 3) Vers la sortie du catholicisme culturel au Québec; 4) Les intégrismes religieux et la radicalisation; and 5) Religion, Spirituality, Secularity, and Society in the Pacific Northwest

Publications

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. Forthcoming. “Religious-Secular Polarization Compared: The Cases of Quebec and British Columbia.” In a special issue of Studies in Religion, co-directed with Micheline Milot.

Thiessen, Joel and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme. Forthcoming. “Becoming a Religious None: Irreligious Socialization and Disaffiliation.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. Forthcoming. “The Changing Religious Cleavage in Canadians’ Voting Behaviour.” Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. Forthcoming. “Secularization and the Wider Gap in Values and Personal Religiosity between the Religious and Non-Religious.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. Forthcoming. “The Remaining Core: A Fresh Look at Religiosity Trends in Great Britain.” British Journal of Sociology.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. Forthcoming. “Religious-Secular Polarization Compared: The Cases of Quebec and British Columbia.” In a special issue of Studies in Religion, co-directed with Micheline Milot.

Thiessen, Joel and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme. Forthcoming. “Becoming a Religious None: Irreligious Socialization and Disaffiliation.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. 2016. “Protestant and Catholic Distinctions in Secularization.” Journal of Contemporary Religion 31(2): 165-180.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. 2015. “How Unreligious are the Religious ‘Nones’? Religious Dynamics of the Unaffiliated in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 40(4): 477-500.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. 2015. "Une question de religion ou de culture? Convergences et divergences religieuses entre anglophones et francophones québécois depuis 1985." In Le Catholicisme dans la culture, en France et au Québec. Edited by Solange Lefebvre, Céline Béraud and E.-Martin Meunier. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. 2014.Towards Religious Polarization? Time Effects on Religious Commitment in US, UK and Canadian Regions.” Sociology of Religion 75(2): 284-308.

Meunier, E.-Martin, Sarah Wilkins Laflamme and Véronique Grenier. 2013. “La langue gardienne de la religion / La religion gardienne de la langue? Note sur la permanence et recomposition du catholicisme au Québec et dans la francophonie canadienne.” Francophonies d’Amérique 36: 13-40.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. 2012. “Normalizing Denominational Statistics with Demographic Data: the Case of the United Church of Canada.” Canadian Review of Sociology 49(2): 173-187.

Meunier, E.-Martin and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme. 2011. “Sécularisation, catholicisme et transformation du régime de religiosité au Québec. Étude comparative avec le catholicisme au Canada (1968-2007).” Recherches sociographiques 52(3): 683-729.

Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah. 2011. “Les Églises unie et anglicane au Québec anglophone : enjeux contemporains.” Journal of Eastern Township Studies 36(1): 55-68.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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