Research Interests: Political Sociology; Culture; Stratification; Health; Religion
Sean Bock is a Doctoral Student in Sociology. Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, he completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University-Bloomington in 2016, majoring in Sociology and Political Science. He also spent a semester studying international human rights law at the Institute of Human Rights at the Université de Strasbourg, in Strasbourg, France. His honors thesis studied the effects of liberalizing social attitudes and the consequential rise of “conflicted religionists”—those with social views that conflict with the teachings of the church they currently attend—in the United States.
As a graduate student, Sean plans to study topics broadly related to political culture and stratification. More specifically, he is interested in the formation and consequences of political-cultural ideas in the context of the United States and Western Europe. Sean’s recent work has also dealt with topics related to the intersection of politics and religion and secularization in the United States.
B.A., with Highest Distinction, in Sociology (with departmental honors) and Political Science, Indiana University-Bloomington