Richard L. Wood
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley (1995)
Religion , Social Movements , Global/Transnational SociologyComparative Sociology , Community Organizing , Comparative Civil Societies (United States and Latin America) , Culture in Social Movements , Democratic Theory
A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy
In November 2015, the University of Chicago Press published A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy by Richard L. Wood (UNM Department of Sociology) and Brad R. Fulton (Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs). The book analyzes contemporary organizing for racial equity in the United States, particularly within organizations that include white, African-American, Latino, and other diverse participants building shared commitment to racial equality.
Wood serves as co-editor of Cambridge University Press' book series Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion, and Politics. His new book, A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy (a national survey and case study of the tensions between universalist and multiculturalist understandings of democracy co-authored with Brad R. Fulton) will be published in mid-2015 by the University of Chicago Press. His current writing includes two chapters in Pentecostalism, Politics, and Political Culture: A Comparative Perspective, a forthcoming volume co-edited with Daniel Jordan Smith.
Bardhan, Soumia and Richard L. Wood. Wood. Forthcoming in 2015, “The Role of Technology and Culture in Civil Society Promotion in the Middle East: A Case Study Approach”. Digest of Middle Eastern Studies 24:1 (Spring 2015).
Wood, Richard L. and Brad R. Fulton. 2015. A Shared Future: Faith-based organizing for racial equity and ethical democracy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Braunstein, Ruth, Brad Fulton, and Richard L. Wood. 2014. "The Role of Bridging Cultural Practices in Racially and Socioeconomically Diverse Civic Organizations." American Sociological Review 79 (4): 705-25.
Wood, Richard L. 2014. "Advancing the Grounded Study of Religion & Society in Latin America" in Lived Citizenship and Lived Religion in Latin America’s Zones of Crisis, a special issue of the Latin American Research Review edited by Benjamin Junge, Jeffrey Rubin, & David Smilde.
Wood, Richard L. (2014). Advancing the Grounded Study of Religion and Society in Latin America: Concluding Comments. Latin American Research Review,49(S), 185-193.
Bardhan, Soumia and Richard L. Wood. Forthcoming in 2015, “The Role of Technology and Culture in Civil Society Promotion in the Middle East: A Case Study Approach”. Digest of Middle Eastern Studies 24:1 (Spring 2015).
Brad Fulton and Richard L. Wood. 2012. “Interfaith Organizing: Emerging Theological and Organizational Challenges” in International Journal of Public Theology 6(2012), 1-23.
Richard L. Wood. 2002. Faith in Action: Religion, Race, and Democratic Organizing in America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).
Faculty Public Sociology & Community Engagement
Richard L. Wood draws on his scholarly expertise in his role on the national Board of Directors of the PICO National Network, one of the leading voices for policy change to benefit middle-class, working-class, and poor communities around the United States. He advises national and local PICO leaders as they redesign the network to meet their new strategic ambitions to shape public policy at the local, state, and federal levels.