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Professor, Department of Religious Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara


Wade Clark Roof is Professor of Religious Studies and J.F.Rowny Chair in Religion and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His area of academic interest include: American Religious Trends, Sociology of Religion, and Ethnography. His recent publications are: “Religious Pluralism and Civil Society,” published as issue of The Annals, 2007; “Myths Undergirding War: American Presidential Rhetoric from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush,” (Social Compass, forthcoming); “Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Region: Fluid Identities (edited with Mark Silk)-published by AltaMira Press, 2005. His most research projects focus on Progressive Religious Voices in the US, Religious Pluralism and Civic Culture, and Generations and Religious Change.