Robert Vandenberg

Robert Vandenberg

Robert Vandenberg

Ph.D. Level

vandenberg.13@osu.edu

614 292-6681

The Ohio State University
Department of Sociology
238 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1222

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Areas of Expertise

  • Peace, War, & Social Conflict
  • Crime, Law, & Deviance
  • Religion

My work broadly examines issues of peace, war, and social conflict, with a special focus on the study of terrorism and political violence. I am particularly interested in how grievances, identities, and ideological narratives motivate jihadist social movement organization to pursue campaigns of violence. I also take a strong interest in research areas where the study of terrorism overlaps with criminology, sociology of religion, military sociology, migration studies, and social movements research.