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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology


Michael Agliardo, SJ, Ph. D.

Title/s: Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Sociology of Religion, Environmental Sociology, Civil Society, Cultural Sociology and Qualitative Methods, Classical Social Theory, area focus on China

Office #: Coffey Hall 430

Phone: 773-508-3460

E-mail: magliardo@luc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Michael Agliardo is from Mamaroneck, New York. He did his undergraduate studies in history at Harvard. After college, he entered the Society of Jesus, and as a Jesuit he studied philosophy at Fordham University and theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now a part of Boston College). He received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, San Diego.

Fr. Agliardo’s doctoral research focused on religion, pluralism, environmental issues, and public life. He recently completed a study of environmental activism among American Catholic women religious funded by the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Fr. Agliardo is an associate editor of Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions, to be published by Springer in fall of 2012.

He is a member of the coordinating committee of the American Sociological Association's Section on Environment and Technology.

Fr. Agliardo also has an area focus on China. He has taught sociology at the Chinese National Seminary in Beijing. As a board
member of the US Catholic China Bureau, he is helping to organize a conference on religion in China tentatively slated for fall of 2013.


Ph.D., Sociology
University of California, San Diego, 2008

S.T.L., Systematic and Historical Theology
Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 1999

Master of Divinity
Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 1993

A.B., History
Harvard University, 1984


Department of Sociology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Tel: (773) 508-3445
Fax: (773) 508-7099

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