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Stephen Cherry

Stephen Cherry, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3434
Office: B2233


A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Stephen M. Cherry, Ph.D., earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Houston, his master’s degree in sociology from University of Houston-Clear Lake, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. 

His research interests include immigration, religion, Asian Americans, and civic life with a particular focus on Filipino American Catholics post-1965. He is the author of Faith, Family, and Filipino American Community Life (Rutgers University Press 2013), Importing Care, Faithful Service (Rutgers University Press 2023) and the co-editor of Religious Movements Across Borders (Ashgate 2014). In 2006 he received the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Distinguished Article Award.