Published Book and Articles

Dr. Brian Miller has co-authored one book and authored or co-authored a number of peer-reviewed research articles. His published works include:

Brenneman, Robert and Brian J. Miller. 2020. Building Faith: A Sociology of Religious Structures. New York: Oxford University Press.

Miller, Brian J. and Benjamin E. Norquist. Online. “Christian Colleges in the Locational Wilderness: The Locations of CCCU Institutions.” Christian Higher Education.

Miller, Brian J. Online. “From “Jungles of Terror” to “God Will Begin a Healing in this City”: Billy Graham and Evangelicals on Cities and Suburbs.” Journal of Urban History.

Miller, Brian J. Online. “Religious Freedom and Local Conflict: Religious Buildings and Zoning Issues in the New York City Region, 1992-2017.” Sociology of Religion 81(4):462-484.

Miller, Brian J. and Peter Mundey. 2020. “Emerging SNS Use: The Importance of Social Network Sites for Older American Emerging Adults.” Journal of Youth Studies 23(5):613-630.

Miller, Brian J. and David B. Malone. 2019. “Race, Town, and Gown: A White Christian College and a White Suburb Address Race.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 112(3): 293-316.

Miller, Brian J. 2019. ““Would Prefer a Trailer Park to a Large [Religious] Structure”: Suburban Responses to Proposals for Religious Buildings.” The Sociological Quarterly 60(2): 265-286.

Miller, Brian J. 2018. “Still Standing After All These Years: The Presence and Internet Presentation of Religious Buildings in the Chicago Area, 1936-2016.” Visual Studies 33(4):326-342.

Miller, Brian J. 2018. “A McMansion for the Suburban Mob Family: The Unfulfilling Single-Family Home of The Sopranos.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 46(4):207-218.

Miller, Brian J. 2018. “Suburbanism.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology, ed. Lynette Spillman.

Miller, Brian J. 2017. “Growing Suburbs, Relocating Churches: The Suburbanization of Protestant Churches in the Chicago Region, 1925-1990.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56(2):342-364.

Miller, Brian J. 2017. “From I Love Lucy in Connecticut to Desperate Housewives’ Wisteria Lane: Suburban TV Shows, 1950-2007.” Sociological Focus 50(3):277-290.

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. 2014. “Suburban America.” Pp. 844-849 in American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change, Second Edition, edited by James Ciment and John Radzilowski. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference.

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.