Joshua D. Hendrick joined Loyola University in 2011. He earned his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2009 and his M.A. is socio-cultural anthropology from Northern Arizona University in 2001. He received a B.A. in anthropology and a B.A. in religious studies from the University of Georgia in 1999.
Dr. Hendrick's recent research focuses on Islamic political identity, elite-level social change, and processes of democratization/global integration in Turkey. His recently published book is titled, Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World. New York. New York University Press (August, 2013).
Praise for Gülen:
"In a groundbreaking study, Joshua Hendrick provides us with the first comprehensive and dispassionate analysis of the worldwide Gülen movement. Theoretically sophisticated and brimming with unprecedented empirical insight, this volume will be essential reading for students and researchers in contemporary Islamic Studies as well as those seeking to understand the changing nature of social movements under globalization."
| -Peter Mandaville, author of Global Political Islam
|"Essential reading for anyone interested in current political, economic, and religious trends in modern Turkey. This work is by far the best study to date of one of the most important and interesting Islamic movements of our times. A fascinating book."
| -Nancy Gallagher, University of California Santa Barbara
In addition to his work on religious political identity formation, Dr. Hendrick also has a sincere interest in issues of sustainability, appropriate technology, and green innovations in regard to community development. He has conducted research on these topics in the United States, Turkey, and Belize, Central America.
Dr. Hendrick has taught sociology and international studies courses at the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
At Loyola University, Dr. Hendrick regularly teaches SOC102, Societies and Institutions, as well as a number of other courses in sociology and global studies including, Islamic Political Identity, Sociology of Development, Sociology of Human Rights, Sociological Theory, and Qualitative Research Methods.
For those interested in the Sociology of Islam, the Middle East, Sociology of Human Rights, Development, Sustainability, and other topics, Dr. Hendrick recommends a few noteworthy weblogs and organizations as follows:
Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies
Middle East Research and Information Project
Islam and Islamic Studies Resources (Dr. Alan Godlas, University of Georgia)
Juan Cole’s Weblog, “Informed Comment” (MENA in general)
Jenny White’s Weblog, “Kamil Pasha” (Turkish politics and society)
Institute for Turkish Studies
Sociologists Without Borders
The World Clock (view at your own risk)
The Rocky Mountain Institute
The Natural Step