Facciani's research interests include identity, social networks, emotions, and research methods. For his dissertation, Facciani is studying how self-sentiments and personal network composition influence political beliefs. Facciani is also working on a project funded by the Army Research Institute that investigates different methodologies for studying cultural scripts. Below are links to his peer-reviewed publications:

Academic Publications:

Facciani, M.J. & Brashears, M.E. (2019). Sacred Alters: The Effects of Ego Network Structure on Religious and Political Beliefs. Socius, 5.

Facciani, M.J. (2019). The Effects of Power on the Processing of Identity Threat. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences. (forthcoming).

Langston, J. Albanesi, H.P. & Facciani, M.J. (2019). Toward Faith: A Qualitative Study of How Atheists Convert to Christianity. Journal of Religion & Society, (21), 1-23.

Schnabel, L, Facciani, M.J., Sincoff-Yedid, A., &. Fazzino. L (2016). Gender and Atheism: Paradoxes, Contradictions, and an Agenda for Future Research. Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion: Sociology of Atheism75-97.

Facciani, M. J., Warren, P., & Vendemia, J. (2016). A Content-Analysis of American Comic Books. Race, Gender, & Class.22(3/4), 216-226.

Facciani, M.J. (2015) Developing Affective Mental Imagery Stimuli with Multidimensional Scaling. Quantitative Methods for Psychology. 11 (2), 113-125. 

Shinkareva, S., Wang, J., Kim, J., Facciani, M., Baucom, L., & Wedell, D. (2013) Representations of modality-specific affective processing for visual and auditory stimuli derived from fMRI data. Human Brain Mapping. DOI:10.1002/hbm.22421

A picture of my brain from an MRI scan

A picture of my brain from an MRI scan