Brad Wright is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut where he studies American Christianity and spirituality. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, where he was specialized in social psychology and criminology. He has authored twenty scholarly articles and two books: Christians are Hate-Filled Hypocrites… and Other Lies You’ve Been Told (2010), and Upside: Surprising Good News about the State of Our World (2011). Hypocrites won the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award for Christianity and Culture. He lives in Storrs, Connecticut with his wife, sons, and a very small dog. He enjoys bicycle riding, hiking, and nature photography.