Jacqui Frost earned her Ph.D. at University of Minnesota in 2020, spent two years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Religion and Public Life Program, and joined Purdue Sociology faculty in 2022. She is a mixed-methods scholar whose research integrates cultural sociology, sociology of religion, science and technology studies, and sociology of health. Most broadly, her work investigates the causes and consequences of religious disaffiliation in the United States. She is currently working on projects that examine conceptions of ritual and community in nonreligious congregations, the ways religious change shapes health and wellbeing, and conceptions of science as sacred in the transhumanist movement. She utilizes a range of methods to examine these topics, including surveys, ethnography, focus groups, and interviews. Her recent research has been published in American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Poetics, Social Currents, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. You can learn more about Dr. Frost’s research and teaching interests at jacquifrost.com.