Kevin Estep



Area of Interest

Political Sociology, Inequality, Social Movements, Civil Society, Immigration


Kevin researches the processes that influence democratic participation and inclusion. He has written on the subject of immigrant inclusion, arguing that anti-immigrant collective action is, ironically, more likely in settings where immigrants are making the greatest gains in terms of assimilation. Kevin's dissertation project examines the social consequences of political polarization. He gives special attention to the role that residential segregation based on political ideology plays in shaping civic and political participation in local communities. Before coming to Notre Dame, Kevin worked in Student Affairs at the University of Oklahoma for six years. In addition to his MA in sociology, Kevin has also earned a Masters in Higher Education (with a Training and Development emphasis) and a BA in Zoology.

Curriculum Vita

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