The SSRC is an independent, international, nonprofit organization. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.
Darren Sherkat is Professor of Sociology at Southern Illinois University. He has published 47 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Social Forces, American Sociological Review, and Social Science Research. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Social Science Research and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. His work focuses largely on the intersections of family, religion, and politics.