American Mosaic Project Publications

The American Mosaic Project is designed to contribute to our understanding of what brings Americans together, what divides us, and the implications of our diversity for our political and civic life.


Edgell, Penny, Douglas Hartmann, Evan Stewart, and Joseph Gerteis. 2016. “Atheists and Other Cultural Outsiders: Moral Boundaries and the Non-Religious in the United States.” Social Forces. 1-33.

Stewart, Evan. 2016. “The True (Non)Believer? Atheists and the Atheistic in the United States.” Pp. 137–160 in Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, edited by R. Cipriani and F. Garelli. Brill.


Hartmann, Douglas. 2015. “Reflections on Race, Diversity, and the Crossroads of Multiculturalism.” The Sociological Quarterly 56(4):623–39.

Manning, Alex, Douglas Hartmann, and Joseph Gerteis. 2015. “Colorblindness in Black and White An Analysis of Core Tenets, Configurations, and Complexities.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1(4):532–46.


Hartmann, Douglas, Dan Winchester, Penny Edgell, and Joseph Gerteis. 2011. "How Americans Understand Racial and Religious Differences: A Test of Parallel Items from a National Survey." Sociology Quarterly. 52(3): 323-345. PDF iconHow Americans Understand Racial and Religious Differences


Edgell, Penny and Eric Tranby. 2010. "Shared Visions? Diversity and Cultural Membership in American Life." Social Problems. 57(2): 175-204. PDF iconShared Visions? Diversity and Cultural Membership in American life

Torkelson, Jason and Douglas Hartmann. 2010. "White Ethnicity in Twenty-First Century America: Findings from a New National Survey." Ethnic and Racial Studies. 1:1-22. PDF iconWhite Ethnicity in Twenty-First Century America


Hartmann, Douglas, Joseph Gerteis, and Paul R. Croll. 2009. "An Empirical Assessment of Whiteness Theory: Hidden from How Many?" Social Problems. 56(3): 403-424. PDF iconAn Empirical Assessment of Whiteness Theory


Tranby, Eric, and Douglas Hartmann. 2008. "Critical Whiteness Theories and the Evangelical 'Race Problem': Extending Emerson and Smith's Divided by Faith." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 47(3): 341-359. PDF iconCritical Whiteness Theories and the Evangelical Race Problem


Bell, Joyce, and Douglas Hartmann. 2007. "Diversity in Everyday Discourse: The Cultural Ambiguities and Consequences of 'Happy Talk." American Sociological Review. 72(December): 895-914. PDF iconDiversity in Everyday Discourse

Croll, Paul R. 2007. "Modeling Determinants of White Racial Identity: Results from a New National Survey." Social Forces 86(2): 613-642. PDF iconModeling Determinants of White Racial Identity

Edgell, Penny and Danielle Docka. 2007. "Beyond the Nuclear Family? Familism and Gender Ideology in Diverse Religious Communities." Sociological Forum. 22(1): 26-51. PDF iconBeyond the Nuclear Family

Edgell, Penny and Eric Tranby. 2007. "Religious Influences on Understandings of Racial Inequality in the United States." Social Problems. 54(2): 263-288. PDF iconReligious Influences on Understandings of Racial Inequality in The United States

King, Ryan D. and Melissa Weiner. 2007. "Group Position, Collective Threat, and American Anti-Semitism." Social Problems. 54(1): 57-77. PDF iconGroup Position Collective Threat and American Antisemitism

King, Ryan D. and Darren Wheelock. 2007. "Group Threat and Social Control: Race, Perceptions of Minorities and the Desire to Punish." Social Forces. 85(3):1255-1280. PDF iconKing and Wheelock Group Threat and Social Control


Edgell, Penny, Joseph Gerteis, and Douglas Hartmann. 2006. "Atheists as 'Other': Moral Boundaries and Cultural Membership in American Society." American Sociological Review. 71(2): 211-234. PDF iconAtheists as Other


Hartmann, Douglas and Joseph Gerteis. 2005. "Dealing with Diversity: Mapping Multiculturalism in Sociological Terms." Sociological Theory. 23(2): 218-240. PDF iconDealing With Diversity

Hartmann, Douglas, Xeufeng Zhang, and William Wischstadt. 2005. "One (Multicultural) Nation Under God? Changing Uses and Meanings of the Term 'Judeo-Christian' in the American Media." Journal of Media and Religion. 4(4): 207-240. PDF iconOne (Multicultural) Nation Under God?