Stjepan Meštrović

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Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović (born 1955) is a Croatian American sociologist.[1] He is professor of sociology at Texas A&M University.[2] Meštrović has served as an expert witness in war crimes trials, including at the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse case.[3] He has written over 15 books.[3]

Meštrović was born in Croatia and moved to the United States when he was eight years old.[3] He holds three degrees from Harvard University and a Ph.D. degree from Syracuse University. He began teaching at A&M University in 1986.[3] His father is Croatian lobbyist and politician Mate Meštrović. He is a grandson of the Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • Durkheim and Postmodern Culture (Routledge, 1992). ISBN 978-0-2023-0440-3
  • Emile Durkheim and the Reformation of Sociology (Rowman & Littlefield, 1993). ISBN 978-0-8476-7867-9
  • Genocide after Emotion: The Post-Emotional Balkan War (Routledge, 1996). ISBN 978-0-4151-2294-8
  • This Time We Knew: Western Responses to Genocide in Bosnia, co-edited with Thomas Cushman (NYU Press, 1996). ISBN 978-0-8147-1535-2
  • Postemotional Society (SAGE, 1997). ISBN 978-0-7619-5129-2
  • Anthony Giddens: The Last Modernist (Taylor & Francis, 1998). ISBN 978-0-4150-9573-0
  • Trials of Abu Ghraib: An Expert Witness Account of Shame and Honor (Routledge, 2006). ISBN 978-1-5945-1334-3
  • The Good Soldier on Trial: A Sociological Study of Misconduct by the Us Military Pertaining to Operation Iron Triangle, Iraq (Algora Publishing, 2009). ISBN 978-0-8758-6742-7
  • Strike and Destroy: When Counter-insurgency (COIN) Doctrine Met Hellraisers Brigade Or, the Fate of Corporal Morlock (Algora Publishing, 2012). ISBN 978-0-8758-6910-0
  • The Postemotional Bully (SAGE, 2015). ISBN 978-1-4739-1098-0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Crompvoets, Samantha (31 July 2021). "If we are going to reform the ADF, 'culture' isn't the answer". Brisbane Times.
  2. ^ McLemee, Scott (27 May 2015). "Review of The Postemotional Bully".
  3. ^ a b c d Morse, Brad (7 February 2017). "From courtrooms to classrooms".
  4. ^ Derk, Denis (18 October 2019). "Upitna sudbina kulturnog dobra: Unuk Ivana Meštrovića prodaje skulpturu Pietà za 2,3 milijuna kuna". Večernji list (in Croatian).