Kraig Beyerlein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a faculty fellow in the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, a faculty affiliate in the Center for the Study of Social Movements, and a faculty fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Kraig received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a faculty member in the Sociology Department at the University of Arizona before coming to Notre Dame. His research and teaching focus on collective action, civic engagement, social movements, and religion. He is especially interested congregation-based mobilization. Published articles on these topics appear in the American Sociological Review, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Mobilization, Poetics, Politics and Religion, Social Forces, and Social Problems. Kraig’s current projects include analyzing data from the National Study of Protest Events (NSPE), which uses hypernetwork sampling to generate the first-ever nationally representative sample of protest events, and finishing his book manuscript, “Flooding the Desert: Faith-Based Mobilizing to Save Lives along Sonora-Arizona Border.” His research has been supported by various internal and external grants, including those from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Louisville Institute, and the Spencer Foundation.
Research Interests: Sociology of Religion, Social Movements/Collective Behavior, Civil Engagement/Social Capital, Quantitative Methods, Social Networks, Sociology of Culture
Areas of Study: Religion, Research Methods, Social Movements / Political Sociology, Work, Economy and Organization