Allison Schnable

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Sociology SPEA, Sociology, 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.