Roger Baumann is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Yale University. He is originally from Ontario, Canada and has a background in Religious Studies. He earned his BA in religion from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in religion from Harvard University. Roger studies intersections of race, religion, and politics and is working on the topic of African American Christian engagement with the issue of Israel and Palestine. His dissertation project is a comparative study combining ethnographic fieldwork, formal interviewing, and comparative historical methods. Roger is broadly interested in the sociology of religion, cultural sociology, social movements and collective behavior, qualitative methods, as well as issues of race and ethnicity in religion.