Office: Sewall Hall 372
Elaine Howard Ecklund
Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology
Elaine Howard Ecklund is the Autrey Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at the Rice University Department of Sociology, director of the Religion and Public Life Program in Rice's Social Science Research Institute, director of the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, and a Rice Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Ecklund received a B.S. in Human Development and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University. Her research focuses on institutional change in the areas of religion, immigration, science, medicine, and gender. She has authored numerous research articles, as well as two books with Oxford University Press.