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Angela Kaiser


Associate Professor of Social Work
514 Varner
(248) 370-2423
[email protected]

Research Interests
Race, religion, and politics
Social capital and civic engagement
Cross-cultural relationship building
Empowerment building for marginalized populations
Islamophobia/American Muslim experiences

Selected Publications

2021 Brown, R.K. & Kaiser, A. Religious Ideology, Race, and Health Care Policy Attitudes. Politics & Religion, 1-23. 

2021 Brown, R.K., Brown, R.E., & Kaiser, A. Race, Religious Tradition, and Environmental Conservation. Sociology of Religion, 82 (1), 1-30. 

2020 Kaiser, A. A. (2020). Muslim Civic Engagement in Metropolitan Detroit: Motivating Forces and Challenges. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 39 (3), 275-298.

2017 Brown, R.K., Kaiser, A., Rusch, L. & Brown, R.E. “Immigrant-Conscious Congregations: Race, Ethnicity, and the Rejection of Anti-Immigrant Frames”. Politics and Religion, 10, 887-905.

2015 Kaiser, A. “Faith-Based Organizations: A Vehicle for Cross-Cultural Relationship Building.” Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 34: 265-284.

2015 Kaiser, A. & Rusch, L. “Trade-offs in Empowerment through Social Action: Voices from Detroit.” Community Development, 46: 361-379.

Courses Taught
SW 3102 Foundations for Multicultural Social Work Practice
SW 3302 Social Welfare Policies
SW 4203 Social Work Practice II
WGS 3010 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Varner Hall Room 518
371 Varner Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
Varner, Room 513
371 Varner Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2371
[email protected]