Antony W. Alumkal

Antony W. Alumkal

Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion

Contact Information

Phone: (303) 765-3131

Fax: (303) 765-3131



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


Antony Alumkal’s teaching and research interests include the influence of race, ethnicity and immigration on religion in the United States, cultural and institutional aspects of American mainline and evangelical Protestantism, the dynamics of congregations, and the interplay between Christianity and science. His books include Asian American Evangelical Churches: Race, Ethnicity and Assimilation in the Second Generation (LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2003) and Paranoid Science: The Christian Right’s War on Reality (New York University Press, 2017). Dr. Alumkal is a member of the American Sociological Association and the Association for the Sociology of Religion. He has served on the editorial boards of the journals Sociology of Religion and Religions.
He is a layperson in the Episcopal Church.

Representative courses:
• Congregations
• Liberal and Evangelical Protestantism in the United States
• SJE Seminar: Christian Bioethics Debates

News & Awards

Religion Dispatches interview about Paranoid Science.
KPFA 94.1 – June 22, 2017
KPFA 94.1 interviews Professor Antony Alumkal on his book