Professor of Sociology


Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Princeton University, 2002

M.A., Department of Sociology, Princeton University, 2000

B.A., Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College, 1997

Focus of Research

Sociology of Religion, Culture, Health and Medicine, Immigration, Gender, Sexuality, Organizations, Research Methods.

Contact Information


Wendy Cadge

Wendy CadgeWendy Cadge is a professor in the Department of Sociology. She teaches and writes about religion in the contemporary United States, especially as related to healthcare, immigration and sexuality.

She is the author of Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America (University of Chicago Press, 2005), Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and numerous articles including recent ones on intercessory prayer, physicians’ experiences of religion and spirituality, hospital chaplains, and the prayers people write in hospital prayer books. She also regularly works with the media, contributing op-ed pieces to major newspapers and appearing on television to comment on her areas of study.

For more information, please visit www.wendycadge.com.