Jason Shelton

Jason E. Shelton is an assistant professor of sociology & anthropology at the University of Texas at Arlington. His primary research interest is the sociology of religion, but he is also well-versed on race, class and political/social attitudes in the post-Civil Rights Era.

Shelton is the author of the award-winning “Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions.” He has been interviewed about communities within African American and LGBT communities by a variety of media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the BBC and the Houston Chronicle.


Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington

Areas of Expertise: African Americans, Race and Ethnicity, Class, Sociology of Religion, Political and Social Attitudes

Location: Arlington, TX

Contact Information:
Email: jeshelton@uta.edu

Or contact Bridget Lewis, senior media relations officer at UT Arlington
Phone: (817) 272-3317 (o) | (214) 577-9094 (c)

Shelton speaks to NBC 5 in Texas: