About

“Brian” is Dr. Brian Miller, associate professor of sociology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Brian teaches classes such as American Suburbanization, Urban Sociology, Culture, Media, & Society, Statistics, and Research Methods. His published work includes studies of suburban growth and development, McMansions, immigrants in the American suburbs, the redevelopment of the Cabrini-Green housing project in Chicago, and social network site use among emerging adults. Contact Brian through his Wheaton page for more information.

Here are some of his published works:

Miller, Brian J. 2016. “A Small Suburb Becomes a Boomburb: Explaining Suburban Growth in Naperville, Illinois.” Journal of Urban History 42(6):1135-1152.

Brenneman, Robert and Brian J. Miller. 2016. “When Bricks Matter: Four Arguments for the Sociological Study of Religious Buildings.” Sociology of Religion 77(1):82-101.

Miller, Brian J. 2016. “Measuring Religion in Different Spatial Contexts: How Surveys Involving Religion Inconsistently Determine Locations.” Review of Religious Research 58(2):285-304.

Miller, Brian J. and Peter Mundey. 2015. “Follow the Rules and No One Will Get Hurt: Performing Boundary Work to Avoid Negative Interactions When Using Social Network Sites.” Information, Communication, and Society 18(2):187-201.

Miller, Brian J. 2013. “Not All Suburbs are the Same: The Role of Character in Shaping Growth and Development in Three Chicago Suburbs.” Urban Affairs Review 49(5): 652-677.

Miller, Brian J., Peter Mundey, and Jonathan P. Hill. 2013. “Faith in the Age of Facebook: Exploring the Links Between Religion and Social Network Site Membership and Use.” Sociology of Religion 74(2):227-253.

Miller, Brian J. 2012. “Competing Visions of the American Single Family Home: Defining McMansions in the New York Times and Dallas Morning News, 2000-2009.” Journal of Urban History 38(6):1094-1113.

Miller, Brian J. 2008. “The Struggle Over Redevelopment at Cabrini-Green, 1989-2004.” Journal of Urban History 34(6):944-960.

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