Jason Shelton
Published July 23, 2013
Updated April 11, 2021

Jason E. Shelton is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas, Arlington. His primary research interest is the sociology of religion, but he is also well-versed in race, class and political/social attitudes in the post-civil rights era.

Shelton is the author of the award-winning Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions. He has been interviewed about African American and LGBT communities by a variety of media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the BBC and the Houston Chronicle.

Expertise: African Americans, race and ethnicity, class, sociology of religion, political and social attitudes

Location: Arlington, Texas

Email: jeshelton@uta.edu

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