Dana Moss

Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Research Interests

Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Global and Transnational Sociology; Peace, War, and Social Conflict; International Migration; Qualitative and Comparative Methods; Political Sociology


Global and Transnational Sociology, International Migration, Political Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Social Movements


Dana Moss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Her research and teaching focus on collective resistance against repression and injustice, including the transnational repression of diaspora and refugee communities by authoritarian regimes. Her award-winning book, The Arab Spring AbroadDiaspora Activism Against Authoritarian Regimes (Cambridge, 2022) explains how and to what extent anti-regime diaspora members mobilized to support the 2011 uprisings in Libya, Syria, and Yemen. Her next book project will examine how and why members of military institutions rebel against participation in state-sanctioned violence. To date, her work has been published in venues such as the American Sociological ReviewSocial ForcesSocial ProblemsMobilization: An International Journal, and Comparative Migration Studies. She comes to the University of Notre Dame from the University of Pittsburgh (2016-2020), where she was awarded the 2020 David and Tina Bellet Excellence in Teaching Award.  She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine in 2016.


Email: dmoss2@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-5076
Office: 4055 Jenkins Nanovic Hall
Office Hours: 4:00 PM Wednesdays by Zoom and appointment

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