Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese
Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology
Graduate Research Assistant

Curriculum Vitae


In progress: Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, Sociology, Graduate minor: Social Thought
2021: M.A. The Pennsylvania State University, Sociology
2016: B.A. State University of New York at New Paltz, Sociology with Honors

Professional Bio

I am a PhD candidate in the sociology department at Pennsylvania State University. Using insights from cultural sociology, I study populist politics, intergroup relations, and the political dimensions of religiosity. I am especially interested in how the theoretical interplay between symbolic denigration, resentment, and identity operates in political and religious contexts. My current projects focus on the United States and Germany. I am also interested in classical theory, contemporary theory, and the history of sociology.

I have received awards from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (Best Graduate Student Paper Award, 2022), the American Sociological Association (Honorable Mention for the Best Graduate Student Paper Award, 2022), and the Midwest Sociological Society (Honorable Mention for the Best Graduate Student Paper Award, 2024).



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Albanese, Anthony, Elise Wolff, and Alan Sica. 2023. “Forgetting the Founders? The Uses of Classical Theory Today.” Society 60(5): 722-732.

Kurpiel, Allison and Anthony Albanese. 2023. “The Noncitizen Penalty in U.S. Federal Courts: Differences in Punishment by Region of Citizenship.” Sociological Perspectives. Advanced online publication.

Albanese, Anthony. 2023. “Perceived Threat, Reactive Identification, and Religious Change: Right-Wing Secularization in Germany, 1999-2017.” Religions 14(5): 648.

Albanese, Anthony. 2023. “The Future of Historical Consciousness in Sociology.” The American Sociologist 54(1): 147-75.

Book Chapters

Fuchs, Martin. Translated by Anthony Albanese. 2022. “World Religions, World Attitudes, and Civilizations: Max Weber’s Comparative Sociology of Religion and the Analysis of Indian Religiosity.” The Routledge International Handbook on Max Weber, edited by Alan Sica. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group.

Book Reviews

Albanese, Anthony. 2022. Review of Aspects of the New Right-Wing Extremism by Theodor W. Adorno. Critical Sociology 48(3): 538-539.

Research Interests by Concentration

Sociological Theory, Political Sociology, Religion, Xenophobia, Culture, History of Sociology

Anthony Albanese
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