Special Issue "Race-Ethnicity and American Religion: Solidarities and Separations"


A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Christine Soriea Sheikh
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Metropolitan State University of Denver, P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 28, Denver, CO, 80217-3362, USA
Website: https://msudenver.academia.edu/ChristineSheikh
E-Mail: christinesheikh@gmail.com
Phone: +303-556-3167
Fax: +303-556-5360
Interests: religion; race/ethnicity; immigration; culture; gender

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Despite emerging claims that the United States is a “post-racial” society, it is clear that racial-ethnic identities and inequalities remain quite salient in American institutions and culture.  Religion, considered in terms of both identity and institutions, simultaneously proffers racial-ethnic solidarity, particularly for immigrants and minority group members, and insight into the continued salience of racial-ethnic divisions in American life.  There is a robust social scientific literature assessing the significance of racial-ethnic identities to religious identity and community.  This issue of Religions will highlight two main streams of research in this area: immigration and religion, and multi-ethnic congregations.

The guest editor of this Special Issue, Christine Sheikh, seeks empirical studies in race-ethnicity and religion, principally those focusing on the areas of immigration and religion and multi-ethnic congregations. Contributions from a variety of fields, including but not limited to history, anthropology, sociology, or cultural studies, are welcome for review.  Scholars are invited to contribute articles from a broad range of methodological approaches, and levels of analysis, that investigate how racial-ethnic identities and communities are shaped, transformed, critiqued, embraced, and otherwise in dynamic interrelation with racial-ethnic identities and congregations.

Dr. Christine Soriea Sheikh
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • immigration and religion
  • congregational studies
  • religious identity
  • race and religion
  • american religion
  • multiethnic congregations
  • second-generation americans

Published Papers (2 papers)

Download All Papers
Sort by:
Display options:
Select articles Export citation of selected articles as:
Select/unselect all
Displaying article 1-2
p. 328-349
Religions 2015, 6(2), 328-349; doi:10.3390/rel6020328
Received: 2 August 2014 / Revised: 5 March 2015 / Accepted: 18 March 2015 / Published: 31 March 2015
Show/Hide Abstract | PDF Full-text (253 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Race-Ethnicity and American Religion: Solidarities and Separations)
p. 245-265
Religions 2015, 6(1), 245-265; doi:10.3390/rel6010245
Received: 20 October 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2015 / Published: 18 March 2015
Show/Hide Abstract | PDF Full-text (221 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Race-Ethnicity and American Religion: Solidarities and Separations)
Select/unselect all
Displaying article 1-2
Select articles Export citation of selected articles as:

Last update: 8 April 2014

Religions EISSN 2077-1444 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert