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History, Politics & Society

Faculty: Ken Crane

Ken R. Crane, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology
(951) 785-2369
kcrane@lasierra.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D.: Sociology (ethnographic methods, international migration, immigrant religious congregations), Michigan State University, 2000.
M.P.A.: Public Administration, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1986.
B.A.: Religion, Pacific Union College, 1982

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PUBLICATIONS

Books and Monographs

Apple Pie and Enchiladas: Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest, co-authored with Jorge Chapa, Ann V. Millard, et. al. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004. Nominated for Senior Book Award of the American Ethnological Society, 2005

Latino Churches: Family, Faith, and Ethnicity in the Second Generation. Leo Balk Scholarly: New York, 2003.

Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Social Issues. Curriculum and Study Guide for Distance Learning, Griggs University,1999.

Book Chapters

“Population and Migration.” In Many Voices: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Social Issues. Edited by Herb Helm. Andrews University Press, 2006.

“To be with my people: Latino Churches in the Midwest” (with Ann V. Millard). In Apple Pie and Enchiladas: Latinos in the Midwest. Edited by Jorge Chapa and Ann V. Millard. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.

“Mexicans, Americans, and Neither: Students at Wheelerton High.” In Apple Pie and Enchiladas: Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest, edited by Jorge Chapa and Ann V. Millard. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.

“Research Overview: The Rural Midwestern Context and Qualitative Methods” (with Ann V. Millard, Maríaelena D. Jefferds, and Isidore Flores). In Apple Pie and Enchiladas: Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest, edited by Jorge Chapa and Ann Millard. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.

“E Pluribus Unum? Discussion, Conclusions, and Policy Implications” (with Ann V. Millard and Jorge Chapa). In Apple Pie and Enchiladas: Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest, edited by Jorge Chapa and Ann Millard. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.

“Local Police, the INS, and ‘Churning Bad Public Opinion’.” In Apple Pie and Enchiladas: Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest, edited by Jorge Chapa and Ann Millard. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.

Refereed Journal Articles

“Short-term Immersion Programs and Implications for Immigration Policy.” (With Lashell Norris and Kevin Barry), submitted to Human Organization for review.

“The Social Construction of Morality Reconsidered: A Christian Interactionist Perspective.” (With Lionel Matthews, Elvin Gabriel, and Joseph Warren), Journal of Research on Christian Education, Spring, 2004, Vol. 13, No. 1.

"Religious Adaptation of Latino/a Adventist Youth: Findings from AVANCE." Latino Studies Journal, Vol. 9:2, (Spring) 1998: pp. 74-103. (Olga Scarpetta Award for best graduate student paper on Latino Religion, 1996 (Program for the Analysis of Religion Among Latinos and Religious Research Association)

PRESENTATIONS

“Divergent Perspectives on Sister Cities in Indiana and Guanajuato.” Presented at the annual conference of the American Ethnological Society, Vancouver, Canada, in May 14, 2009.

“Crossing and Crisis: A Spiritual Geography of Migration.” Presented at The Society for the Anthropology of Religion, Biennial Conference, Sailorman, CA, March 27, 2009.

“Project Mexico Immersion: Confronting Transnational Migration.” Introduction and screening of documentary film. Hosted by Kellog Institute for International Studies, and Migration and Border Studies Center, University of Notre Dame, March 20, 2007.

Pilgrims in Capitiro: Mexican Youth and Transnationalism in Indiana.” Presented at International Qualitative Research Conference, University of Guanajuato, Mexico. June 1-3, 2005.

“Apple Pie and Enchiladas.” Presented at Sociology Club, St. Mary’s College, April 2005.

“Modalities of Social Engagement of Latino Churches in Northern Indiana.” Presented at annual meeting of the Program for the Analysis of Religion among Latinos, Universidad Interamericano, San German, Puerto Rico. January 10, 2003.

“To be with my people: Latino Churches in the Midwest.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Sociology of Religion, November 15, 2002, Columbus, Ohio.

“Communities of Memory and Engagement: An Ethnography of Latino Churches in Rural Michigan.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Sociology of Religion, August 11, 2000, Washington D.C.

"The Effect of Female Labor Force Participation on Gender Roles in Latino Adventist Families." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Religious Research Association and Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, November 7, 1997, San Diego, CA.

"Deconstructing Mr. Mom: A Study of Father-care." Presented at Graduate Colloquium, November 14, 1997, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Contact Us

Department of History, Politics, and Society
La Sierra University,
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