Doug McAdam

Doug McAdam is The Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and the former Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  He is the author or co-author of 18 books and some 90 articles in the area of political sociology, with a special emphasis on racial politics in the U.S., and the study of social movements and “contentious politics.”  Among his best-known works are Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970, Freedom Summer (1988, Oxford University Press), which was awarded the 1990 C. Wright Mills Award, and Dynamics of Contention (2001, Cambridge University Press) with Sid Tarrow and Charles Tilly.  His most recent book is Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America (Oxford University Press, 2014).  He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003.