Allison Schnable

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Sociology, Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUB; Affiliate Faculty Member, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Allison Schnable


  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Princeton University, 2015
  • Dissertation: “Do-it-Yourself Aid: The Emergence of American Grassroots Development Organizations”
  • Committee: Robert Wuthnow (Chair), Paul DiMaggio, Miguel Centeno, Stanley Katz
  • A.M. Social Sciences Division (MAPSS), University of Chicago, 2007
  • B.A. in Political Theory and Social Relations, Michigan State University, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003


Allison Schnable.  Forthcoming. “Frames, Networks, Modes of Action: What Religion Affords Grassroots NGOs.”  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Allison Schnable. 2015.  “New American Relief and Development Organizations: Predictors at the U.S. County Level.” Social Problems 62:2, 309-329.

Allison Schnable. 2014. “Religion and Giving for International Aid: Evidence from a Survey of U.S. Church Members” Sociology of Religion. 76:1, 72-94. doi: 10.1093/socrel/sru037

Allison Schnable. 2012. “Singing the Gospel: Using Musical Practices to Build Religious and Racial Communities.” Poetics 40:3, 278-298.