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Kenneth Vaughan

  • Assistant Professor
  • Political Science, Sociology, & Geography




Ph.D., Sociology, Baylor University

  • Awarded 2018-2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award

M.A., Sociology, Baylor University

M.S., Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio

B.A., Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio


Vaughan, Kenneth, Park, Jerry Z., Tom, Joshua C., and Yilmaz, Murat. 2023. Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: Perceived Discrimination and the Paradoxes of Assimilation among U.S. Muslims. Sociological Perspectives 07311214221114294.

Ruan, Rongping, Vaughan, Kenneth, and Wang, Xiuhua. 2023. Life Strain, Negative Emotions, and Religious Involvement in Contemporary China. Journal of Religion and Health, 1-23.

Ruan, Rongping, Vaughan, Kenneth, and Han, Dan. 2023. Trust in God: The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Chinese Religiosity.

Vaughan, Kenneth, Froese, Paul, Lonas, Chase. 2022. “Was the Arab Spring a Post-Islamist Moment? Winners and Winners in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia.” Comparative Sociology 21(2): 248-274.

  • Co-authored with graduate student

Vaughan, Kenneth. 2021 “Religious Moral Communities or Secular Tolerance? Individual, National, and Regional-Level Explanations for Restrictive Refugee Policy Preferences in Europe.” Sociology of Religion.

Vaughan, Kenneth. 2020. “Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and Attitudes toward Democracy in Europe.” Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.

Wang, Xiuhua and Kenneth Vaughan. 2020. “Religious Involvement, Social/Political Strain and Depression in Contemporary China: How does Religion effect Subjective Well-being >Differently in a Regulated Society?” International Journal of Sociology 5:396-418.