Emily is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. Her research and teaching interests include religion, politics, culture, research methods, public opinion, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her mixed-methods dissertation examines how American congregations influence the political attitudes of their parishioners. Other projects include a study of social issues and U.S. Presidential elections, forthcoming in The Sociological Quarterly (with Clem Brooks), and a paper on doctoral teacher training that was recently published in Teaching Sociology. Emily earned her B.A. from University of California, San Diego in 2008, and her M.A. from Indiana University in 2011.