Qualitative Studies in Religion

Qualitative research in its various forms is enjoying a renaissance within religion. An emerging body of work by scholars in sociology, history, and religious studies has drawn on a wide range of qualitative methods to change the way we think about the meaning of religious participation, the nature of religious community, and the role of religious institutions in our society and civic life. There is a need for more careful, sustained, and reflexive attention to the link between the methods employed and the resulting shape, tone, and substance of the empirical work. The Qualitative Studies in Religion series enlarges and refines the repertoire of qualitative approaches to religion.


Janet Jacobs, University of Colorado, Boulder 


Submissions should take the form of a 3-5 page proposal outlining the intent and scope of the project, its merits in comparison to existing texts, and the audience it is designed to reach. You should also include a detailed Table of Contents, 2-3 sample chapters, and a current copy of your curriculum vitae. Please refer to NYU Press’ submission guidelines.

Please contact Jennifer Hammer, Senior Editor at NYU Press, if you are interested in submitting a proposal.