We talk about sociology and religion with Dr. Laura Olson.
Laura R. Olson is a professor of political science at Clemson University, past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and editor-in-chief of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. A native of Racine, Wisconsin, she earned a B.A. in political science from Northwestern University in 1990, as well as an M.A. (1991) and Ph.D. (1996) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on contemporary religion and politics with emphases on public opinion and civic engagement.