Amanda is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Arizona. Her research is motivated by interests in identity, deviance, social movements, and organizations. Her dissertation focuses on nonbelievers’ involvement in nonreligious organizations, the variation among such organizations, and the benefits they provide their members. Amanda is also an assistant editor of the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network’s blog (, Nonreligion & Secularity ( To learn more about Amanda, visit her webpage at the UA School of Sociology ( or contact her by email: