Brian teaches courses on social theory, social policy, religion and society, and cultural analysis. He has twice received the Trustees Teaching Award from Indiana University; he also received the Edwin H. Sutherland Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Sociology.
Brian Steensland and Philip Goff (eds.). Forthcoming. The New Evangelical Social Engagement. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Steensland, Brian. 2008. The Failed Welfare Revolution: America's Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
■ Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book on Culture, American Sociological Association, 2009
■ Political Sociology Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship, 2009
Steensland, Brian and Christi Smith. 2012. “Culture, State, and Policy.” Pp. 229-239 in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology, edited by Edwin Amenta, Kate Nash, and Alan Scott. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Steensland, Brian and Zachary Schrank. 2011. “Is the Market Moral? Protestant Assessments of Market Society” Review of Religious Research. 53: 257-277.Steensland, Brian. 2010. “Moral Classification and Social Policy.” Pp. 455-68 in The Handbook on the Sociology of Morality, edited by Steven Hitlin and Stephen Vaisey. New York, NY: Springer
Steensland, Brian. 2009. “Restricted and Elaborated Modes in the Cultural Analysis of Politics.” Sociological Forum. 24: 926-934. (with response and rejoinder)
Steensland, Brian. 2008. "Why Do Policy Frames Change? Actor-Idea Coevolution in Debates over Welfare Reform." Social Forces 86:1027-1054.
Steensland, Brian. 2006. "Cultural Categories and the American Welfare State: The Case of Guaranteed Income Policy." American Journal of Sociology 111:1273-1326.
■ Best Article Award, Sociology of Culture section, American Sociological Association, 2007
■ Honorable Mention, Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Political Sociology section, American Sociological Association, 2007
Steensland, Brian. 2002. "The Hydra and the Swords: Social Welfare and Mainline Advocacy, 1964-2000." Pp. 213-36 in The Quiet Hand of God: Faith-based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism, edited by Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.
Steensland, Brian, Jerry Z. Park, Mark D. Regnerus, Lynn D. Robinson, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Robert D. Woodberry. 2000. "The Measure of American Religion: Toward Improving the State of the Art." Social Forces 79:291-318. (RELTRAD syntax)
■ Best Article Award, Sociology of Religion section, American Sociological Association, 2001