Richard Flory, University of Southern California

Associate Professor Center for Religion and Civic Culture Los Angeles, California rflory@usc.edu Office: (213) 740-2155

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Richard Flory (Ph.D.,University of Chicago) is associate research professor of sociology and director of research in the Center for Religion and Civic Culture and at the University of Southern California. He is the author and/or editor of Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecos...

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Richard Flory (Ph.D.,University of Chicago) is associate research professor of sociology and director of research in the Center for Religion and Civic Culture and at the University of Southern California. He is the author and/or editor of Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), Growing up in America: The Power of Race in the Lives of Teens (Stanford University Press, 2010), Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation (RutgersUniversity Press, 2008) and GenX Religion (Routledge, 2000). His current research is focused on several projects that investigate the role of religion and religious institutions in Los Angeles, including an investigation of the civic role of faith-based organizations in Los Angeles since the 1992 civil unrest; an ethnographic study of the Los Angeles Dream Center, a large-scale Pentecostal social outreach ministry; and a project investigating the current landscape of Pentecostalism in Los Angeles. Flory’s research has been supported by grants from the Louisville Institute, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Lilly Endowment, the Haynes Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation.

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