Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Varner Hall Room 518
371 Varner Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
Varner, Room 513
371 Varner Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2371

Angela Kaiser

A headshot of Angela Kaiser.

Associate Professor of Social Work
514 Varner
(248) 370-2423
Anglea Kaiser CV

Research Interests
Race, religion, and politics
Social capital and civic engagement
Cross-cultural relationship building
Empowerment building for marginalized populations
Islamophobia/American Muslim experiences

Selected Publications

2021 Brown, R.K. & Kaiser, A. Religious Ideology, Race, and Health Care Policy Attitudes. Politics & Religion, 1-23. 

2021 Brown, R.K., Brown, R.E., & Kaiser, A. Race, Religious Tradition, and Environmental Conservation. Sociology of Religion, 82 (1), 1-30. 

2020 Kaiser, A. A. (2020). Muslim Civic Engagement in Metropolitan Detroit: Motivating Forces and Challenges. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 39 (3), 275-298.

2017 Brown, R.K., Kaiser, A., Rusch, L. & Brown, R.E. “Immigrant-Conscious Congregations: Race, Ethnicity, and the Rejection of Anti-Immigrant Frames”. Politics and Religion, 10, 887-905.

2015 Kaiser, A. “Faith-Based Organizations: A Vehicle for Cross-Cultural Relationship Building.” Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 34: 265-284.

2015 Kaiser, A. & Rusch, L. “Trade-offs in Empowerment through Social Action: Voices from Detroit.” Community Development, 46: 361-379.

Courses Taught
SW 3102 Foundations for Multicultural Social Work Practice
SW 3302 Social Welfare Policies
SW 4203 Social Work Practice II
WGS 3010 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies