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Gregory M. Maney

Professor of Sociology


Degrees

PHD, 2001, Univ Wisconsin Madison; MSC, 1994, Univ Mass Amherst; AB, 1989, Brown Univ


Bio

Gregory Maney’s research focuses upon peace movement discourses, the dynamics of ethno-nationalist contention, and strategies for sustaining peace processes. He is the recipient or co-recipient of research grants from several foundations, including the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the American Sociological Association, the National Science Foundation, the Sociological Initiatives Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace. The findings of this research have appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals and books published by academic presses. Having served for five years as Social Movements Section Editor for Sociology Compass, he now is a member of the Editorial Board for the Irish Journal of Sociology.

Dr. Maney has served in several elected professional leadership positions, including Chair of the Peace, War and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association, Council Member of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of ASA, and Speaker of the Faculty at Hofstra University.

He serves as Director of Active Citizenship at the Center for Civic Engagement. CCE is committed to Hofstra University being a resource for community-based organizations working to deepen democracy, promote social justice, and ensure sustainability. For more information, go to: http://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/cce/. He also co-directs the Irish Studies Program at Hofstra which has developed collaborative partnerships with several Irish organizations on Long Island. For more information, go to: http://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/irish/.

Greg frequently engages in community-based research projects that assist in the protection and promotion of human rights in contexts of social inequalities. Community partners that he has collaborated with include the Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition (on the foreclosure crisis and community development issues), LifeWay Network (on human trafficking), the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives (on creating sustainable local peace institutions), the Long Island Immigrant Alliance (on preventing and responding to hate crimes against immigrants), and the Workplace Project (on the human rights status of day laborers). For examples of these projects, visit: http://lifewaynetwork.org/what-is-human-trafficking/critical-resources/ and http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/about/global/diversity/diversity_liia_recs.pdf  

Most of these projects have arisen from Greg’s participation in community-based organizations. He has served on the boards of the Central American Refugee Center, the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, and the Long Island Immigrant Alliance. He co-facilitates the Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition. He also is a member of the Support Committee of the Workplace Project, the Immigration and Social Services Committee of the Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens, and the Irish (Easter Rising) Monument Committee of Nassau County.

Greg has been honored by the Uniondale Community Council for his efforts to organize and unite Uniondale residents at the grassroots level. He is also the recipient of a Kairos Award by the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives in recognition of “incisive research and leadership for the peaceful resolution of conflict.” He was recently honored by the Central American Refugee Center for his human rights research and advocacy on behalf of the immigrant community on Long Island.

Select Publications

Maney, Gregory M. 2012. “The Paradox of Reform: The Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (peer reviewed; guest editors; special issue entitled “Nonviolent Resistance”). 34:3-26. Winner of the Emerald Literati Network 2013 Award for Excellence, Outstanding Author Contribution Award.

Maney, Gregory M., Rachel Kutz-Flamenbaum, Deana Rohlinger, and Jeff Goodwin (Eds).
2012. Strategies for Social Change. Vol. 27 of the Social Movements, Protest, and Contention Series. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Maney, Gregory M., Michael A. McCarthy, and Grace B. Yukich 2012. “Explaining Political Violence against Civilians in Northern Ireland: A Contention Oriented Approach.” Mobilization 17(1):27-48. Winner of the 2013 Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association’s Outstanding Published Article Award.

Abraham, Margaret, and Gregory M. Maney. 2012. “Transforming Place and Belonging through Action Research, Community Practice, and Public Policy: Comparing Responses to NIMBYism.” Current Sociology 60(2):178-201.

Maney, Gregory M., Patrick Coy, and Lynne Woehrle. 2009. “Pursuing Political Persuasion: War and Peace Frames in the United States after September 11th.” Social Movement Studies 8(4):299-322.

Maney, Gregory M., Lynne Woehrle, and Patrick Coy. 2009. “Ideological Consistency and Contextual Adaptation: U.S. Peace Movement Emotional Work Before and After 9/11.” American Behavioral Scientist 53(1):114-32.

Maney, Gregory M., and Margaret Abraham. 2008/9. “Whose Backyard? Boundary Making in NIMBY Opposition to Immigrant Services.” Social Justice 35(4):66-82.

Woehrle, Lynne, Patrick Coy, and Gregory M. Maney. 2008. Contesting Patriotism: Culture, Power and Strategy in the Peace Movement. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Coy, Patrick, Lynne Woehrle, and Gregory M. Maney. 2008. “Discursive Legacies: The U.S. Peace Movement and ‘Support the Troops’.” Social Problems 55(2):161-189. Winner of the 2009 Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association Outstanding Published Article Award.

Coy, Patrick, Gregory M. Maney, and Lynne Woehrle. 2008. “Blessing War and Blessing Peace: Religious Discourses in the U.S. during Major Conflict Periods, 1990-2005.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 29:113-150.

Coy, Patrick, Lynne Woehrle, and Gregory M. Maney. 2008. “A Typology of Oppositional Knowledge: Democracy and The U.S. Peace Movement.” Sociological Research Online 13(4) available at http://www.socresonline.org.uk/13/4/3.html.

Maney, Gregory M. 2007. “From Civil War to Civil Rights and Back Again: The Interrelation of Rebellion and Protest in Northern Ireland, 1955-1972.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 27:3-35.

Maney, Gregory M., Elizabeth Campisi, Nadia Marin Mollina, and Carlos Canales. 2007. “Protecting Human Rights in a Global Economy: Government Responses to Day Labor Markets.” Regional Labor Review Spring/Summer: 12-24.

Maney, Gregory M., Ibtisam Ibrahim, Gareth Higgins, and Hanna Herzog. 2006. “The Past’s Promise: Lessons from Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and the Middle East.” Journal of Peace Research 43(2):181-200.

Maney, Gregory M., Lynne Woerhle and Patrick Coy. 2005. “Harnessing and Challenging Hegemony: The US Peace Movement after 9/11.” Sociological Perspectives 48(3):357-381

Maney, Gregory M. 2005. “Variations in the Causes of Ethnonationalist Violence: Northern Ireland, 1969-72.”  International Journal of Conflict Management 16(1):70-96.

Coy, Patrick, Gregory M. Maney and Lynne Woehrle. 2003. “Contesting Patriotism.” Peace Review 15(4):463-470.

Maney, Gregory M., and Pamela E. Oliver. 2001.    “Finding Collective Events: Sources, Searches, Timing.” Sociological Methods and Research 30:131-69.

Maney, Gregory M. 2001. “Rival Transnational Networks and Indigenous Rights: The San Blas Kuna in Panama and the Yanomami in Brazil.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 23:103-44.

Maney, Gregory M. 2001. “Transnational Structures and Protest: Linking Theories and Assessing Evidence.” Mobilization 6:83-100.

Oliver, Pamela E., and Gregory M. Maney. 2000.    “Political Processes and Local Newspaper Coverage of Protest Events: From Selection Bias to Triadic Interactions.” American Journal of Sociology 106:463-505.

Maney, Gregory M. 2000. “Transnational Mobilization and Civil Rights in Northern Ireland.” Social Problems 47(2):153-79.


Teaching Interests

Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Peace, War, and Social Conflict; Race and Ethnic Studies; Community Development Studies; Globalization and Transnational Studies; Sociology of Development and Change; Irish Studies; Political Sociology; Labor Studies; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods


Research Interests

Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Peace, War, and Social Conflict; Race and Ethnic Studies; Community Development Studies; Globalization and Transnational Studies; Sociology of Development and Change; Irish Studies; Political Sociology; Labor Studies; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CCE 110 COMMUNITY-BASED INTERNSHIP Undergraduate
HUHC 020J REMAKING IRELAND Undergraduate
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