Mary Jo Neitz, professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri, recently served as President of the Association for the Sociology of Religion and has chaired the section on the Sociology of Religion within the American Sociological Association. She is the author of Charisma and Community; Culture: Sociological Perspectives (with John Hall); and Sociology on Culture (with John Hall and Marshall Battani). She edited Feminist Narratives and the Sociology of Religion (with Nancy Nason-Clark) and Sex, Lies and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America (with Marion S. Goldman). A practicing ethnographer, she also teaches and writes about feminist research methodologies. She grew up in Montana and maintains a love of the high plains and the Rocky Mountains.