Ruth Braunstein is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut.
"Braunstein’s impressive fieldwork, analytic rigor, and fine writing will illuminate the next generation of scholars and students of public religion in America." - Sociology of Religion
“A wonderfully cogent, clear, and sympathetic description of what are often misunderstood groups. The comparison of community organizing and the Tea Party leads to generative insights into how contemporary forms of democratic citizenship should be understood and assessed.” - Reading Religion