Kerby Goff received his PhD in sociology from Penn State University in December 2022. He investigates the cultural causes and consequences of social conflict and change, particularly with respect to gender and race in religious contexts. His dissertation analyzes the emergence of the largest women's movement of the 19th century, the Woman's Missionary Movement. He also researches contemporary social movements and cultural conflict in education. His research has been published in Sociology of Education, Socius, Criminology, and the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, and he has written on the 2020 racial justice protests for The Monkey Cage blog at The Washington Post.