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Dr. Yukich is a sociologist with expertise in religion, immigration, race & ethnicity, social movements & politics, and culture, and she regularly teaches courses in these areas. Her newest book, Religion Is Raced: Understanding American Religion in the Twenty-first Century (NYU Press, co-edited with Penny Edgell), calls on sociologists, religious studies scholars, pollsters, and journalists to recognize the inextricability of religion and race in the United States. Her first book, One Family Under God: Immigration Politics and Progressive Religion in America (Oxford), chronicles religious activists offering sanctuary in houses of worship, working both for immigration reform and for a more progressive, global vision of what it means to be religious in America. She frequently gives public lectures on her research, most recently at Princeton University. Her writing has appeared in popular media outlets such as Salon and the Hartford Courant, and she has been quoted in outlets such as The Washington Post and the National Catholic Reporter.

Dr. Yukich is currently a Public Fellow at PRRI, and a National Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture.

From 2014-2016, Dr. Yukich was a Young Scholars in American Religion Fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture, and from 2010-2011, she was a Religion & Public Life Fellow at Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion.


  • BA, University of Alabama
  • MA, Indiana Univ.
  • PHD, New York University

Areas of Expertise

  • immigration
  • religion
  • race and ethnicity
  • social movements


  • Sociology

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 325

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1


Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture

National Research Fellow

Indianapolis, IN

2019 - Present


Public Fellow

Washington, DC

2018 - Present