DegreesBoston University, Ph.D.
University of Denver, M.A.
University of Montana, B.S.
ExpertiseImmigration, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism, sociology of religion
ProfileDr. Lucken's research focuses on the religious lives of immigrants and their children. A three-year study of Bosnian refugees living in New England unveiled the many ways religious institutions have facilitated their integration following resettlement. A four-year project with Peggy Levitt focuses on second generation Indian-Americans and the transnational nature of their moral and religious development.
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Awards and Honors
Religion Fellowship, School of Theology, Boston University (2011)
Earhart Fellowship, Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University (2005)
Lucken, Kristen. "Bosnians in Search of Community: Keeping Faith and Ethnicity Alive in Boston." What’s New about the New Immigration to the U.S.?. First ed. vol. 1 Ed. Marilyn Halter. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2013. 1-25. (forthcoming)
Lucken, Kristen. "Book Review of The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective." by Richard Alba and Mary Waters, eds.. Nordic Journal of Migration Research vol. 4 Feb. 2013
Lucken, Kristen, George Ritzer. "Immigrant Integration." Encyclopedia of Globalization. First ed. Five vols. 2012.
Routledge, Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College and Harvard University) and Melissa Barnett (Harvard University), ed. Beyond Home and Return: Negotiating Religious Identity Across Time and Space Through the Prism of the American Experience. London: Routledge, Six 2011.
Lucken, Kristen. "Book Review of A World Survey of Religion And The State." by Jonathan Fox. Canadian Journal of Sociology vol. 34 2009: 491-2.