Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Stuart A. Wright

Title Professor
Academic Institution Lamar University
Academic department Sociology
Country USA
Contact Information 409-543-9545
Disciplines Sociology, Religion
Area(s) of Expertise Religion, Social Movements, Terrorism, Political Violence, Law, Public Policy

About fellow

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).

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