Area(s) of Expertise
Religion, Social Movements, Terrorism, Political Violence, Law, Public Policy
Stuart A. Wright is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice at Lamar University. He is a former NIMH Research Fellow (Yale) and Rockefeller Foundation Scholar (Bellagio, Italy). He has authored over fifty publications in scholarly books and journals. Dr. Wright is known internationally for his research on religious and political movements, conflict and violence. He has published six books, including Storming Zion: Governments Raids on Religious Communities (with Susan J. Palmer, Oxford, 2016), Saints under Siege: The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (with James T. Richardson, New York University Press, 2011), Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Armageddon in Waco (University of Chicago Press, 1995).