Jacqueline L Frost

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909 Social Science Bldg

267 19th Ave S


I am a PhD student in sociology at the University of Minnesota. My research focuses on non-religious identities and communities and my dissertation is an ethnographic exploration of a "secular congregation," The Sunday Assembly. I am interested in religion and culture more generally as well, and I am a research fellow at the American Mosaic Project where I use survey data to explore civic engagement and social boundaries among the religious and the non-religious.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

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


  • Non-religion and Secularity
  • Religion
  • Culture
  • Community
  • Civic engagement
Courses Taught
  • 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: Editorial Board , 2013 - Present


  • American Mosaic Project:
  • Jacqui Frost. "Rejecting Rejection Identities: Positive Secularity at the Sunday Assembly." In Organized Secularism, edited by Ryan Cragun, Lori Fazzino, and Christel Manning. Accepted, in press.
  • Jacqui Frost and Penny Edgell. "Distinctiveness Reconsidered: Religiosity, Structural Location, and Understandings of African America Inequality." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Accepted, in press.
  • Penny Edgell, Jacqui Frost, and Evan Stewart. "From Existential to Social Understandings of Risk: Gender Differences in Non-religion." Social Currents. Accepted, in press.
  • Jacqui Frost and Penny Edgell. “Rescuing Nones from the Reference Category: The Varieties of Volunteering Among the Non-religious in America." Under Review, manuscript Available.
  • Evan Stewart and Jacqui Frost. “Borderlands Beyond the '3Bs': Toward a Relational Measure of Non-religion in Public Life.” Under review, manuscript available.
  • American Mosaic Project Summer Research Fellowship 2015
  • Edelstein Foundation Research Fellowship, 2014 - 2017
  • Ron Anderson Technology and Social Cohesion Award, group award for The Society Pages graduate board, 2014
  • Department Fellowship, Department of Sociology, 2013 - 2014