Rory McVeigh

Department of Sociology

4080 Jenkins And Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-0386

Professor of Sociology

  • Inequality and stratification
  • Social movements
  • Political sociology
  • Race and ethnicity

McVeigh in the News

Protesters demonstrate against world leaders, Israel-Hamas war as APEC comes to San Francisco

Rory McVeigh, sociology professor and director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame, said politicians use protests to gauge public opinion and that media attention helps.

Economic hardship and anxiety have accelerated the Republican Party’s radicalization, experts say

“We often see right-wing social movements when groups are experiencing economic loss, political loss, or status-based loss,” said Rory McVeigh, a sociology professor at the University of Notre Dame and author of the 2019 book “The Politics of Losing: Trump, the Klan, and the Mainstreaming of Resentment.”