Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology


Michael Agliardo, SJ, PhD

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 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. He received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Agliardo’s dissertation 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.

Dr. Agliardo is an associate editor of Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions, 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.

Dr. Agliardo also has an area focus on China. He has taught sociology at the Quanguo Shenxue Yuan in Beijing.

His current research interests focus on ecclesial involvement in environmental issues in the Philippines.


PhD, Sociology
University of California, San Diego, 2008

AB, History
Harvard University, 1984