Meredith McGuire


Meredith McGuire (Ph.D., New School for Social Research) is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.  She is past-President of both the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Association for the Sociology of Religion.  She is an active member of other national and international associations in sociology and anthropology.  Her books include:

bulletLived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life (Oxford 2008)
bulletPersonal Knowledge and Beyond: Reframing the Ethnography of Religion (NYU Press 2002) (co-edited with Jim Spickard and Shawn Landres)
bulletHealth, Illness and the Social Body 4th edn. (Pearson 2003)
bulletReligion:  The Social Context 5th edn. (Waveland 2002)
bulletRitual Healing in Suburban America ( Rutgers 1988)
bulletPentecostal Catholics (Temple 1982)  winner of the SSSR Distinguished Book Award

Dr. McGuire retired from Trinity University in May, 2013.  She maintains her university affiliation and can be reached through the Sociology and Anthropology Department's webpage at: