Matthew May

Assistant Professor of Sociology

510B Varner Hall
(248) 370-2430

Curriculum Vitae

Personal website

Research Interests
Religion, Health, Work and Family, Social Movements, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods

Selected Publications

May, Matthew. Forthcoming. “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Religious Commitment and Depressive Symptomatology” Society and Mental Health.

May, Matthew and Jeremy Reynolds. Forthcoming. “Religious Affiliation and Work-Family Conflict among Women and Men.” Journal of Family Issues.

Paino, Maria, Matthew May, Lori A. Burrington, and Jacob H. Becker. 2017 “Intersectionopoly: A Simulation of the Wage Gap.” Teaching Sociology. 45(2): 177-86.

May, Matthew and David Smilde. 2016. “Minority Participation and Well-being in Majority Catholic Nations: What Does it Mean to be a Religious Minority?” Journal of Religion and Health. 55(3): 874-94.

Smilde, David and Matthew May. 2015. “Causality, Normativity and Diversity in 40 years of Sociology of Religion in the United States: Contributions to Paradigmatic Reflection.” Sociology of Religion. 76(4): 369-88. 

  •  Winner, 2016 Distinguished Article Award, Association for the Sociology of Religion

May, Matthew. 2015. “Simulating Secularization: A Pedagogical Strategy for the Sociology of Religion.” Teaching Sociology 43(1): 46-52.

Reynolds, Jeremy and Matthew May. 2014. “Religion, Motherhood, and the Spirit of Capitalism.” Social Currents. 1(2): 173-88. 

Courses Taught
Intro to Sociology
Introduction to Methods of Social Research
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Gender
Sociological Theory