Robert J. Wuthnow (born 1946) is an American sociologist who is widely known for his work in the sociology of religion. He is the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, where he is also the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Director of the Princeton University Center for the Study of Religion.
He earned his B.A. at the University of Kansas and Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley and has published widely in the sociology of religion, culture, and civil society. His current research and teaching focuses on social change, the sociology of belonging, community, rural sociology, religion and politics, and theory.
Wuthnow is editor of The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion and received the first Tufts University Civic Engagement Prize in 2007.