About Bradley Wright

Quick Bio

Brad Wright is a professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut where he studies American Christianity, spirituality, and well-being. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, where he was specialized in social psychology and criminology. He has authored two books and fifty-plus articles in general and academic outlets. He lives in Northeast Connecticut with his wife and a small, fluffy dog. They have two grown sons, both of whom live in California. He enjoys cycling, hiking, and nature photography.

Random Facts about Me

  •  My brain has a disorder called facial blindness or prosopagnosia. I don’t recognize people by their faces; instead, I recognize them by their hair and how they move. Over the years, this has created numerous awkward situations. People I know well have changed their hairstyle, and I had no idea who they were.
  •  My eyes are also weird. One is near-sighted, the other far-sighted.
  •  Twice in my life I have been shot at… once by the British Army.
  •  One of my favorite people ever was an Iowa farmer with an eighth-grade education. Here is my good-bye to him when he died.
  •  Growing up, my family moved just about every year until I was in high school—different cities, states, even countries.
  •  My goal in graduate school was to come back to California to get a job. I’ve been in Connecticut for the last 20+ years.
  •  Here are some of my favorite photos

Contact Information

Dept of Sociology, U-1068
344 Mansfield Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT  06269