Rory McVeigh

Rory McVeigh

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Professor of Sociology

Phone: (574) 631-0386
Office: 739 Flanner Hall

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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.


Tea Party support linked to educational segregation, new study shows


Wall Street Journal—Ferguson Protesters Aim for Bigger Movement Against Police Brutality

Huffington Post—3 Traps to Avoid When Speaking About the Environment

Forbes—How Big Data Drives Social Segregation

Huffington Post—Researchers Think They Know Why College-Educated People Support The Tea Party

New York Magazine—How Segregation Benefits the Tea-Party Movement