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Bryant Crubaugh

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 233
Phone: 3105067487

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2016
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2012
  • B.A., Sociology and Bibilical Literature, Taylor University, 2010

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Pepperdine University. I recently received my Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. My dissertation, "Not All Civic Action is Equal: How Place-Based and Identity-Based Civic Organizations Differentially Impact Neighborhoods and Cities," focuses on how communities collectively organize and how their organizations shape, and are shaped by, structural inequality. I do this by analyzing how two forms of civic associations (place-based neighborhood development organizations and institution-based community organizing coalitions) impact poverty and poverty concentration in their neighborhoods and cities. This research utilizes multiple methods and sits at the intersection of urban sociology, civil society, social movements, organizations, and inequality.

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Movements
  • Wealth and Poverty in America
Academic Interests:
  • Civil Society
  • Inequality
  • Organizations
  • Social Change
  • Social Movements
  • Urban Sociology
Selected Works:
  • Beyerlein, Kraig, Peter Barwis, Bryant Crubaugh, and Cole Carnesecca. Forthcoming. "A New Picture of Protest: The National Study of Protest Events." Sociological Methods and Research.
  • Crubaugh, Bryant. 2017. "Diversity, Poverty, and Resources: The Role of Incentives and Capacity in the Presence of Highly Resourced Neighborhood Associations." Sociological Focus. 50(2).
  • McVeigh, Rory, Bryant Crubaugh, and Kevin Estep. 2016. "Plausibility Structures, Status Threats, and the Establishment of Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers." American Journal of Sociology. 122(3).
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