Professor of Sociology
Areas of Expertise
Inequality and stratification, social movements, political sociology, race and ethnicity
McVeigh’s research examines macrostructural influences on political mobilization and on the formation of political interests. He recently completed a book titled The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: Right-Wing Movements and National Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) and has published numerous articles in sociology’s premier journals. These articles address a wide range of substantive topics including racist activism, structural influences on activism and crime, hate crime, and the effects of various forms of segregation on political outcomes. He is the editor of Mobilization, the leading journal for research on social movements and contentious politics, and is the director of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Social Movements.