Assistant Professor of Sociology
Office: Alexander Hall Room 311
Education: PhD, Baylor University, 2015; MA, Baylor University, 2012; BA, University of Washington, 2009. At SPU since 2017.
Joshua Tom received his doctorate in sociology from Baylor University, and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He conducts research in the areas of race and ethnicity, religion, and marriage and family. His work has been published in Social Science Research, Sociological Perspectives, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Journal of Family Issues.
Brandon C. Martinez, Joshua C. Tom, and Joseph Baker. 2022. “Flowing Across with Demonic Hate: Belief in Supernatural Evil and Support for Stricter Immigration Policy” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12787
Jerry Z. Park and Joshua C. Tom. 2020. “Political Trajectories of Asian-Americans: Bringing Religion In” AAPI Nexus, 17(1), 271-288.
Joshua C. Tom. 2018. “Social Origins of Scientific Deviance: Examining Young-Earth Creationism and Global Warming Skepticism” Sociological Perspectives.
Samuel Stroope and Joshua C. Tom. 2017. “In-Home Firearm Access among US Adolescents and the Role of Religion: Results from a Nationally Representative Study” Social Science Research.
Brandon Martinez, Joshua Tom, Todd Ferguson, Brita Andercheck and Samuel Stroope. 2017. “Parenting in an Enchanted World: Belief in Supernatural Evil and Childrearing Practices” Journal of Family Issues.
Samuel Stroope, Todd W. Ferguson, Brandon C. Martinez, Joshua C. Tom, and Brita Andercheck. 2017. “The Social Sources of Community Feelings: An Examination Using a National Survey of Religious Congregations in the United States” Sociological Spectrum.
Todd W. Ferguson, Brita Andercheck, Joshua C. Tom, Brandon C. Martinez, and Samuel Stroope. 2015. “Occupational Conditions, Self-Care, and Obesity among Clergy in the United States” Social Science Research, 49: 249-263.
Please see Joshua Tom’s CV (PDF) for additional information.