Rory M. McVeigh

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Rory McVeigh
Born 1959
Alma mater University of Arizona (B.A.)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Ph.D.)
Known for social movements, political sociology
Scientific career
Fields Sociology
Institutions University of Notre Dame

Rory M. McVeigh is an American sociologist, professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements and the chair of the department of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He is also the current editor of the American Sociological Review,[1] the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association. He is widely cited in the field of social movements,[2] particularly right-wing movements. He is also the current editor of the academic journal Mobilizations and the co-editor of the academic blog Mobilizing Ideas.

Career[edit]

McVeigh received his bachelor's in sociology from the University of Arizona before moving on to University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he received a master's in 1993 and a PhD in 1996. During his time at Chapel Hill, McVeigh was an associate editor of the academic journal Social Forces. He then took the position as assistant professor of sociology at Skidmore College and then at the University of Notre Dame, where he is currently a full professor.

His 2008 article Red Counties, Blue Counties, and Occupational Segregation by Sex and Race received an honorable mention for the 2008 American Sociological Association Political Sociology Best Article Award.

He published the book The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: Right-Wing Movements and National Politics in 2009, where it went on to be reviewed by over a dozen academic journals and news outlets. According to reviewers Heidi Beirich and Kevin Hicks, "The work offers a sophisticated new explanation of the quick rise of an organization that, at its height, numbered more than three million."[3]

In 2009, McVeigh became the editor of the academic journal Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement Research.

Along with co-editors Omar Lizardo, and Sarah Mustillo, McVeigh is the 2015-2021 editor of the American Sociological Review,[4] the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association. This is the top journal in sociology, and the editorship rotates every six years.

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