Madeline Gambino joined the Religion in the Americans program in 2016. Her interests include the sociological study of how religious communities creatively adapt to or resist perceptions of institutional decline, paying particular attention to the roles of gender, ethnicity, authority, and space and place in these processes. Madeline holds a B.A. in History and Religious Studies from Lafayette College and, as a recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Postgraduate Student Award, an MSc in Religion and Society from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. In Scotland, Madeline wrote her thesis on widespread ministerial vacancies in the Church of Scotland and conducted a year-long case study of a parish church undergoing a process of ministerial transition. Prior to her studies at Princeton, Madeline served a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Philadelphia.