Rory McVeigh


Professor, Sociology
Chair, Department of Sociology
Ph.D.: North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1996

Research Interests

Inequality, social movements, political sociology, race and ethnicity.


Rory McVeigh is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame.  He is the director of The Center for the Study of Social Movements and the editor of Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement Research.  His research focuses on identifying structural foundations of social conflict and investigating long-term consequences of social movement mobilization.  Much of his recent work addresses social and political consequences of different forms of segregation.  He is the author of The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: Right-Wing Movements and National Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 2009).  Recent publications include “Political Polarization as a Social Movement Outcome: 1960s Klan Activism and its Enduring Impact on Political Realignment in Southern Counties, 1960-2000” (with David Cunningham and Justin Farrell in American Sociological Review, December 2014), and “Educational Segregation, Tea Party Organizations, and Battles over Distributive Justice (with Kraig Beyerlein, Burrel Vann Jr., and Priyamvada Trivedi in American Sociological Review, September 2014).

Curriculum Vitae

McVeigh CV.pdf

ASR Tea Party Data



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