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Christian Smith

Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society; University of Notre Dame

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Christian Smith Biography

Christian Smith is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame. Smith's research focuses primarily on religion in modernity, adolescents, American evangelicalism, and culture. Smith received his MA and PhD from Harvard University in 1990 and his BA from Gordon College in 1983. Smith was a Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 12 years before his move to Notre Dame.

Smith's larger theoretical agenda has been to move culture, morality, and identity to the center of sociological theorizing generally and the sociology of religion specifically. Smith's early work on social movements emphasized not only structural political opportunities but also personal moral motivations for participation in social movement activism. In his work on American Evangelicals, Smith developed a subcultural identity theory of religious persistence and strength in the modern world and highlighted the immense cultural complexities within conservative Protestantism. The Secular Revolution emphasized the centrality of culture, agency, and moral vision by religiously hostile actors in the secularization of American public life. Moral, Believing Animals; anthropology underscored the morally-oriented, narratological, and epistemically anti-foundationalist condition of human personhood. Smith's more recent work on the religious and spiritual lives of U.S. adolescents emphasizes the interplay of broad cultural influences, family socialization, and religious motivations in forming teenager's life outcomes. Behind and contributing to these sociological emphases are the philosophical works of Charles Taylor and Alasdair MacIntyre, a critical realist philosophy of social science, and an interpretive-hermeneutical understanding of sociology.

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Religion: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

Religion: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

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  • What topics does Christian Smith speak about?

    Christian Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Culture, Faith & Religion, Professors, University Speakers.
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    Christian Smith generally travels from Notre Dame, IN, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christian Smith for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christian Smith for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christian Smith or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society; University of Notre Dame

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Christian Smith Biography

Christian Smith is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame. Smith's research focuses primarily on religion in modernity, adolescents, American evangelicalism, and culture. Smith received his MA and PhD from Harvard University in 1990 and his BA from Gordon College in 1983. Smith was a Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 12 years before his move to Notre Dame.

Smith's larger theoretical agenda has been to move culture, morality, and identity to the center of sociological theorizing generally and the sociology of religion specifically. Smith's early work on social movements emphasized not only structural political opportunities but also personal moral motivations for participation in social movement activism. In his work on American Evangelicals, Smith developed a subcultural identity theory of religious persistence and strength in the modern world and highlighted the immense cultural complexities within conservative Protestantism. The Secular Revolution emphasized the centrality of culture, agency, and moral vision by religiously hostile actors in the secularization of American public life. Moral, Believing Animals; anthropology underscored the morally-oriented, narratological, and epistemically anti-foundationalist condition of human personhood. Smith's more recent work on the religious and spiritual lives of U.S. adolescents emphasizes the interplay of broad cultural influences, family socialization, and religious motivations in forming teenager's life outcomes. Behind and contributing to these sociological emphases are the philosophical works of Charles Taylor and Alasdair MacIntyre, a critical realist philosophy of social science, and an interpretive-hermeneutical understanding of sociology.

Christian Smith Videos

  • Christian Smith The Bible Made Impossible 1 - YouTube
  • 2008 Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame: "Soul Searching ...
  • Lake Lecture 2015 - Christian Smith - YouTube

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  • How do I book Christian Smith to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Christian Smith for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Christian Smith, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Christian Smith or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Christian Smith

    Speaking fees for Christian Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Christian Smith are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Christian Smith, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Christian Smith speak about?

    Christian Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Culture, Faith & Religion, Professors, University Speakers.
  • Where does Christian Smith travel from?

    Christian Smith generally travels from Notre Dame, IN, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Christian Smith’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christian Smith for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christian Smith for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christian Smith or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Christian Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Christian Smith for your event is available upon request. Christian Smith generally travels from Notre Dame, IN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Susannah Heschel, Amy DuBois Barnett, Michael J. Fox, Manil Suri and Rebecca Walker. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christian Smith for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Christian Smith Speaker Videos

  • Christian Smith The Bible Made Impossible 1 - YouTube
    2008 Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame: "Soul Searching ...
  • Lake Lecture 2015 - Christian Smith - YouTube
    Christian Smith on Religion and Human Nature - YouTube

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