Jacqueline L Frost

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909 Social Science Bldg

267 19th Ave S


I am a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Minnesota. My research is grounded in cultural sociology with a focus on the intersections of religion and nonreligion, identity and community, and civic engagement. My dissertation is an ethnographic exploration of a "secular congregation," The Sunday Assembly, and I currently work on research projects like the American Mosaic Project and the Talking About Social Controversies project where I use both qualitative and quantitative data to explore the presence and meaning of symbolic boundaries and moral discourses in the United States.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.S.: Sociology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 2012.
  • B.A.: Sociology/Journalism, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 2009.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Cultural Sociology
  • Religion and Nonreligion
  • Identity and Community
  • Civic Engagement
  • Gender
  • Mixed Methods
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Sociology (Instructor - Classroom)
  • Introduction to Sociology (Instructor - Online)
  • Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies (Instructor)
  • Atheist and Others in the U.S. (TA)
  • Introduction to Sociology (TA)
  • Love, Sex, and Marriage (TA)
  • Sociology of Deviance (TA)
  • Criminology (TA)
  • Minorities (TA)
  • Education and Equality: Comparing the U.S. and Japan (TA)
  • Sociology of Mental Illness (TA)
  • Sociology of the Family (TA)
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • The Society Pages:
  • Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network:


  • American Mosaic Project:
  • Talking About Social Controversies Project:
  • Jacqui Frost and Penny Edgell. 2018. “Rescuing Nones from the Reference Category: Civic Engagement Among the Non-religious in America." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 47(2): 417-438. Download
  • Penny Edgell, Jacqui Frost, and Evan Stewart. 2017. "From Existential to Social Understandings of Risk: Gender Differences in Non-religion." Social Currents 4(6): 556-574. Download
  • Jacqui Frost. 2017. "Rejecting Rejection Identities: Positive Secularity at the Sunday Assembly." Pp. 171-190 in Organized Secularism, edited by Ryan Cragun, Lori Fazzino, and Christel Manning. De Gruyter Publishing. Download
  • Jacqui Frost and Penny Edgell. 2017. "Distinctiveness Reconsidered: Religiosity, Structural Location, and Understandings of African American Inequality." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56(2): 277-301 Download
  • Engaged Scholar Award, 2018
  • Anna Welsch Bright Research Award, 2018
  • American Mosaic Project Summer Research Fellowship, 2015
  • Ron Anderson Technology and Social Cohesion Award, group award for The Society Pages graduate board, 2014
  • Edelstein Foundation Research Fellowship, 2014
  • Department Fellowship, Department of Sociology, 2013