Bibles, Bullets and Broken Stereotypes
Professor David Yamane is currently an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Religion and Wake Forest University School of Divinity. His primary scholarly interest has been in sociologically understanding organized religion, particularly Roman Catholicism in the postwar United States.
In a recent departure from his previous work, Professor Yamane has undertaken a study of American gun culture. With support from Wake Forest University, he is exploring the phenomenon of armed citizenship as part of what has been called “Gun Culture 2.0” — a new group of individuals (including an increasing number of women) who have entered gun culture through concealed carry, self-defense and the shooting sports.