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Jaime L Kucinskas

Hamilton College

Based in

United States
North America

Jaime Kucinskas is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Hamilton College. Broadly speaking, her teaching and research interests center on the intersections of: the sociology of morality and meaning-making, religion/spirituality, social movements, cultural and organizational change, and inequality. She is beginning a new project (with Hamilton Prof. Aaron Strong) comparing stakeholders’ responses to state and federal climate action across rural regions of New Zealand, Sweden, and upstate New York in the United States.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States New Zealand Sweden

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Renewable energy Behavioral action Indigenous studies

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Jaime Kucinskas and Yvonne Zylan. 2023. “Walking the Moral Tightrope: Federal Civil Servants’ Loyalties, Caution and Resistance
Under the Trump Administration” American Journal of Sociology 128(7): 1761-1808.

Jaime Kucinskas and Evan Stewart. 2022. “Selfish or Substituting Spirituality?
Clarifying the Relationship Between Spiritual Practice and Political Engagement”
American Sociological Review 87(4)

Brian Steensland, Jaime Kucinskas and Anna Sun, Eds. 2022. Situating Spirituality: Context, Practice, and Power. Oxford University Press

Jaime Kucinskas. 2019. The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing Change from the Inside Out. Oxford University Press