Kiana Cox is a research associate at Pew Research Center, where she predominantly contributes to the Center’s work on race and ethnicity, as well as religion, with particular attention to Black communities. Cox earned her doctorate in sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining the Center, Kiana was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she taught courses on race, gender, social movements, statistics, and research methodology. She is a contributing author of reports such as Faith Among Black AmericansRace in America 2019 and Americans Have Positive Views About Religion’s Role in Society, but Want It Out of Politics, as well as other shorter pieces exploring race and religion in the United States.