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Joshua David Hayes

Joshua David Hayes

Graduate Student, Lecturer

259 SS&H

Office Hours for Spring 2017 :

  • I do not have office hours this quarter. Please contact me via email.


  1. B.A. Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities: Michigan State University
  2. M.A. Religious Studies (Sociology of Religion): Stanford University
  3. M.A. Sociology: University of California, Davis
  4. Ph.D. Sociology, University of California, Davis (ABD - 2016)


Texas native, Michigan raised, transplanted to California. I greatly enjoy the opportunity to study and to teach in one of the most beautiful regions in the country. 

My areas of interest include:
-In groups and Out groups
-Sociology of Culture
-Sociology of Religion

My past work has included:
-Quantitative analysis of GSS data to test the associations between respondents experiencing traumatic events and whether they hold moral perspectives that favor an external locus of control over internal ones.
-Research assistant work on the proliferation of hate crimes, by county, accounting for historical contexts of racism.
-Research assistant work on cataloging and coding hundreds of religious organizations for use in quantitative analysis.


1283 Social Sciences & 
University of California, 
One Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-0782 phone
(530) 752-0783 fax

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