Diana Orcés, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Research
Ian Huff
Senior Research Associate
M. Toni Baptiste
Operations and People Associate
Jessica Royce
Digital Content Associate
Colleen Ross
Senior Communications Associate
The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
Dean, Episcopal Divinity School at Union
Janelle Wong, Ph.D. (Secretary)
Prof. of American Studies, University of Maryland
Gerardo Martí, Ph.D.
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, Davidson College
Andra Gillespie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Religion and African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University
Ruth Braunstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut
Stella M. Rouse, Ph.D.
Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland
Andrew Whitehead, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology at IUPUI
Paul Djupe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Denison University and Co-editor, Politics & Religion

The 2022-2023 cohort of PRRI Public Fellows is part of the organization’s Religion and Renewing Democracy Initiative, a program announced in April 2021 that seeks to increase understanding of the role of religion in public life at a time when America is facing immense challenges. Through the Initiative, the Public Fellows will be organized into peer groups of four whose work will be aligned with PRRI’s major research areas: religious, racial, and ethnic pluralism; racial justice and white supremacy; immigration and migration studies; and LGBTQ rights.

Laura Alexander, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Danielle N. Boaz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Kelsy Burke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ryon J. Cobb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work at Rutgers University
Andrew R. Flores, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Government at American University
Aaron Griffith, Th.D.
Assistant Professor of Modern American History at Whitworth University
Flavio Rogelio Hickel, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Washington College
Jane Hong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History at Occidental College
Suzanna Krivulskaya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History at the California State University San Marcos
Tyler Lefevor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Utah State University
Veronica Montes, PhD.
Associate Professor of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College
Fanhao Nie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology at Valdosta State University
Leah Payne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of American Religious History at Portland Seminary
Luis A. Romero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University
Saher Selod, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Simmons University
Tarah Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Allegheny College