Pearlman Hall, 211
Departments/ProgramsJustice Brandeis Semester
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesUniversity of North Carolina, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, M.A.
University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield, B.A.
University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield, B.S.
ExpertiseSocial movements. Historical Sociology. Political Sociology. Quantitative and qualitative inquiry.
ProfileDavid Cunningham teaches courses in social movements, youth subcultures, and research methodology.
|EL||94a||Experiential Learning Practicum|
|SOC||1a||Order and Change in Society|
|SOC||104aj||Sociology of Education|
|SOC||155b||Protest, Politics, and Change: Social Movements|
|SOC||156aj||Social Change in American Communities|
|SOC||182a||Applied Research Methods|
|SOC||182aj||Applied Research Methods|
|SOC||183a||Evaluation of Evidence|
|SOC||199b||Senior Capstone Seminar: Sociology in the World|
|SOC||300a||Approaches to Sociological Research|
Awards and Honors
Spencer Foundation "Civic Learning and Civic Action" Initiative Research Grant (2010)
Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer '69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring (2007)
Bernstein Faculty Fellowship, Brandeis University (2003 - 2004)
Mellon Special Project Fellow (2000)
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grant (1997 - 1998)
Everett K. Wilson Graduate Student Teaching Award (1996 - 1997)
Cunningham, David and Nicole Fox. "Civil Rights." Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology (2013) (forthcoming)
Cunningham, David. "Shades of Anti-Civil Rights Violence: Reconsidering the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi." The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Ed. Ted Ownby. Oxford, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2013 (forthcoming)
Cunningham, David. Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights Era Ku Klux Klan. 1st ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Cunningham, David. "Mobilizing Ethnic Competition." Theory and Society 41. 5 (2012): 505-525.
McVeigh, Rory and David Cunningham. "Enduring Consequences of Failed Right-Wing Activism: Klan Mobilization in the 1960s and Contemporary Crime Rates in Southern Counties." Social Forces 90. 3 (2012): 843-862.
Cunningham, David. "Methods of Truth and Reconciliation." Sociologists in Action. Ed. Kathleen Odell Korgen, Jonathan M. White, and Shelley K. White. Newbury Park, CA: Pine Forge Press, 2011. 163-167.
Cunningham, David, Colleen Nugent, and Caitlin Slodden. "The Durability of Collective Memory: Reconciling the 'Greensboro Massacre'." Social Forces 88. 4 (2010): 1517-1542 (lead article).
Shostak, Sara, Jennifer Girouard, David Cunningham, and Wendy Cadge. "Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Research Methods: A Multi-Pronged Departmental Initiative." Teaching Sociology 38. 2 (2010): 93-105.
Cunningham, David. "Ambivalence and Control: State Action Against the Civil Rights-era Ku Klux Klan." Qualitative Sociology 32. 4 (2009): 355-377.
Cunningham, David and John Noakes. "What If She's From the FBI? The Effects of Covert Social Control on Social Movements and Their Participants." Surveillance and Governance: Crime Control and Beyond. Ed. Mathieu Deflem. New York: Elsevier, 2008. 177-199.
Cunningham, David. "Truth, Reconciliation, and the Ku Klux Klan." Southern Cultures 14. 3 (2008): 68-87.
Cunningham, David and Benjamin T. Phillips. "Contexts for Mobilization: Spatial Settings and Klan Presence in North Carolina, 1964-1966." American Journal of Sociology 113. 3 (2007): 781-814.
Cunningham, David. "Paths to Participation: A Profile of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan." Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 27. (2007): 283-309.
Cunningham, David. "Surveillance and Social Movements: Lenses on the Repression-Mobilization Nexus." Contemporary Sociology vol. 36, 2 120-125.
Cunningham, David. "All the Klan's Men." Boston Globe June 26: Ideas D2-3.
Cunningham, David and Cheryl Kingma-Kiekhofer. "Comparative Collective Community-Based Learning: The 'Possibilities for Change in American Communities' Program." Teaching Sociology 32. (2004): 276-290.
Cunningham, David and Barb Browning. "The Emergence of 'Worthy' Targets: Official Frames and Deviance Narratives within the FBI." Sociological Forum 19. 3 (2004): 347-369.
Cunningham, David. "What the G-Men Knew." The New York Times Magazine June 20
Cunningham,David. There's Something Happening Here: The New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence. University of California Press, 2004.
Cunningham, David. "Squelching Dissent in the Name of Security." Boston Globe 15 December: Op-ed article
Cunningham,David. "The Patterning of Repression: FBI Counterintelligence and the New Left." Social Forces 82. 1 (2003).
Cunningham,David. "Understanding State Responses to Left vs. Right-Wing Threats." Social Science History 27. 3 (2003).
Rosenfeld, Rachel, David Cunningham, and Kathryn Schmidt. "American Sociological Association Elections, 1975-1996: Exploring Explanations for 'Feminization'." American Sociological Review 62. (1997): 746-759.