Antony Alumkal

Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion

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  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley
  • M.A., Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Princeton University


Antony Alumkal’s research interests include the influence of race on religion in the United States, the pseudoscientific and conspiratorial thinking of the American Christian Right, and how the “Progressive Christianity” movement mirrors the fundamentalism that it criticizes. His book
Paranoid Science: The Christian Right’s War on Reality has been praised by sociologists and science educators while condemned by the Christian Right leaders whose lies he exposed.

His courses explore religion as a social phenomenon in the contemporary world. Recent course taught include:
• Congregations
• Liberal and Evangelical Protestantism in the United States
• Atheists, Secularists, and Nones
• SJE Seminar: Christian Bioethics Debates

“Following Iliff’s Purpose and Vision Statement for me means insisting on the truth in an increasingly post-truth world.”