Doug McAdam is the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology at Stanford University. He is the author or co-author of 18 books and 90 articles in the area of political sociology 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, (University of Chicago Press), Freedom Summer (Oxford University Press), and Dynamics of Contention (Cambridge University Press) with Sid Tarrow and Charles Tilly. He is also the co-author of two recent books A Theory of Fields (with Neil Fligstein) and Divided America: Racial Politics and Social Movements in the Post-war Era (with Karina Kloos), both from Oxford University Press.

Professor McAdam was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003.

About the Robin M. Williams, Jr. Lecture
The Robin M. Williams, Jr. Lecture, established in 2009 by the UCI Department of Sociology and the Center for the Study of Democracy, honors the research and teaching of Robin M. Williams, distinguished professor, who devoted his career to studying intergroup tensions, race relations, war and peace, ethnic conflict, and altruism and cooperation. He spent the final 16 years of his life pursuing his love for research, teaching and service at UCI.

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