Title

Visiting Research Professor of Sociology

Education

Ph.D., Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000

M.A., Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1993

B.A., English, University of Connecticut, 1993

Focus of Research

Social Movements/Collective Action, Community Structure, Collective Memory, Research Methods.

Contact Information

dcunning@brandeis.edu

David Cunningham

David CunninghamDavid Cunningham’s current research focuses on the scope, organization, and legacy of racial contention in the civil rights-era South.  His recent work centers on the Ku Klux Klan, in particular the complex roles that the klan played in various communities throughout the 1960s and the enduring impacts of KKK activity on contemporary voting patterns and crime rates.  His latest book, Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan, has recently been published by Oxford University Press.  

Books

 klansville
Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan (Oxford University Press, 2013).


something

There's Something Happening Here: The New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligenc (University of California Press, 2004).