Migration, religion, authoritarianism, critical theory
Joshua works in the sociology of religion and economic sociology. He is particularly interested in intersections between religious and economic life in the contemporary US. In his research, Joshua uses comparative historical methods, including quantitative and qualitative techniques, to investigate questions about contemporary social conditions. His research has been featured in peer reviewed journals and academic books.
Joshua is currently working on two research projects. First, Joshua is researching religious participation American Christians, with a focus on social class, church affiliation, prayer, and tithing. Through this project, Joshua seeks to understand how economic circumstances affect religious behaviors. Second, Joshua is researching economic ideas among American Christians. Through this project, Joshua seeks to understand how neoliberalism has spread through Christianity, and how specific Christian institutions have responded to neoliberal ideas in America.