Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work, Seton Hall University
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Running through C. Lynn Carr's scholarship are themes of the social construction of aspects of identity often dismissed as natural, learning from those at the margins of social groups or categories, and considerations of the socio-cognitive realm. Dr. Carr’s early scholarship focused on issues of gender and sexual identification, particularly on the intersection of gender and sexuality, tomboyism, and bisexuality. She published this work in Gender & Society, Symbolic Interaction, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, and Journal of Bisexuality. Her more recent scholarship investigates issues of religious identification. A Year in White: Cultural Newcomers to Lukumi and Santería in the United States (Rutgers University Press, 2016) is a mixed-methodological project on Afro-Cuban Lukumi (Santería). The book explores issues of contemporary religious identification in the U.S., including insider/outsider status, belonging, deviance, ethnic diversification, and faith. Based on the same work, she has also published in Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review. She is currently exploring Jewish Reconstructionist identification and practice. Dr. Carr teaches a variety of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, religion, deviance and conformity, American society, social inequalities, and qualitative methods.