Research interests: Social games, religious-secular competition, secularization, evangelicalism, congregations, islamophobia.
Jörg Stolz is a professor of sociology of religion at the University of Lausanne. He combines a theoretical interest with both quantitative and qualitative empirical research. Theoretically, he works on a general theory of social games and a theory of religious-secular competition. Substantively, he has conducted research on evangelicalism, the explanation of secularization and resacralization, comparative research on congregations in different religions, islamophobia, and secular and atheist beliefs. Author of many articles in leading sociology and sociology of religion journals, he is currently the president of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR).