CURRICULUM VITAE

Thomas V. Maher

December 2016

                                                                                  

School of Sociology                                                                                        

University of Arizona                                                            

Social Sciences Building, Room 400                                    

1145 E. South Campus Drive

Tucson, AZ 85721

Messages: (520) 621-3531

E-mail: thomasvmaher@email.arizona.edu

Web:   http://thomasvmaher.weebly.com

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2015-present        Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, Youth Activism Project, University of Arizona

2014-15                Lecturer, Ohio State University, Department of Sociology

Research Affiliate, Mershon Center for International Security, Ohio State University

2013-14                Form-Huber Teaching Fellow, Ohio State University, Department of Sociology

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Ph.D., 2013, Sociology, Ohio State University.                

M.A., 2007, Sociology, Ohio State University;                            

B.A., 2005, Sociology & History, Purdue University

-Honors Recognition in Sociology

 

Research Interests: Social Movements, Organizations, Political Sociology, Culture, and Stratification

 

Additional Teaching Interests: Global Stratification & Development, Deviance, Social Theory, and Sociological Methods.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Elliot, Thomas, Jennifer Earl, and Thomas Maher. Forthcoming. “Recruiting Inclusiveness: Intersectionality, Social Movements, and Youth Online.” Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change

Jenkins, J. Craig and Thomas V. Maher. 2016. “What To Do About Source Selection in Event Data? Challenges, Progress, and Possible Solutions.” International Journal of Sociology. 46(1):42-57.

 

Jenkins, J. Craig, Thomas V. Maher, & Chuck Fahrer. 2014. “Seedbeds of Insurgency: Structure and Dynamics in the Egyptian Islamist Insurgency, 1986-1999.” Journal of Peace Research. 51(4):470-486.

 

Einwohner, Rachel L. and Thomas V. Maher. 2011. “Threat Assessment and Collective-Action Emergence: Death-Camp and Ghetto Resistance during the Holocaust” Mobilization 16(2):127-146.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2010. “Threat, Resistance, & Mobilization: The Cases of Auschwitz, Sobibór, and Treblinka.” American Sociological Review 75(2):252-72.

 

Maher, Thomas V. and Lindsey Peterson. 2008. “Time and Country Variation in Contentious

                Politics; Multi-Level Modeling of Dissent and Repression” International Journal of Sociology 38(3):58-81.

 

DATASETS:

J. Craig Jenkins, Charles Lewis Taylor, Marianne Abbott, Thomas V. Maher, and Lindsey Peterson. 2012. The World Handbook of Political Indicators IV. Columbus, OH: Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University. https://sociology.osu.edu/worldhandbook

 

WORKING MANUSCRIPTS:

Revise and Resubmit:

Maher, Thomas V. “Bureaucracy, Power, and Organized Chaos; The Case of the Nazi Concentration Camps.”

-Second Revise and Resubmit at American Journal of Sociology

Earl, Jennifer, Thomas V. Maher, and Thomas Elliott. “Youth, Activism, and Social Movements”

-Revise and Resubmit at Sociology Compass

 

Papers In Progress:

Maher, Thomas V., Reynolds-Stenson, Heidi, and Jennifer Earl. “From Boots to Bytes: Understanding Online Political Repression around the Globe”

 

Maher, Thomas V. and J. Craig Jenkins “Getting Attention: What Gets Into International Newswire”

 

Jenkins, J. Craig, Charles Taylor, Marianne Abbott, Thomas V. Maher, and Lindsey P. Peterson. “Global Conflict Data:  Introducing the World Handbook of Political Indicators IV”

 

Nyseth Brehm, Hollie and Thomas V. Maher. “Elite Control, Threat, and Ideology: A Comparative Analysis of Paths To Genocide”

 

Peterson, Lindsey, Thomas V. Maher, J. Craig Jenkins, and Katherine Meyer. “The Politics of Dissent and Repression; How Regimes Shape Conflict and Contention Cycles”

 

Maher, Thomas V., Andrew Martin, John McCarthy, and Lisa M. Williams. “Whither Civil Rights Protest? Towards an Empirical Model of Protest Demobilization.”

 

Maher, Thomas V. “Competing Goals, Organizational Pressure, and Ideology; Explaining Contentious Decoupling in the Nazi Concentration Camp System.”

 

Maher, Thomas V. “Threat, Institutional Roles, and Organizational Infrastructure; A QCA Analysis of Organized Resistance in Nineteen Nazi Concentration Camps.”

 

Maher, Thomas V. “Finding Ways to Fight Back; Forms of Resistance, Biographical Availability, Ideology, and Threat in the Nazi Concentration Camps”

 

Maher, Thomas V. and Jennifer Earl. “Barrier or Booster? Digital Media, Social Networks, and Youth Micromobilization”

 

Maher, Thomas V., and Jennifer Earl. “Keeping the Kids Engaged: Assessing the Viability of Paths to Youth Micromobilization”

 

Maher, Thomas V., Morgan Johnstonbaugh, and Jennifer Earl. “’I’m Not an Activist:’ Youth, Culture, and Activist Identity Formation”

BOOK REVIEWS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

2009        Jenkins, J. Craig and Thomas V. Maher. “The Gordian Knot:  The Israel/Palestine Peace Dilemma.”  Dissent.  http://www.dissentmagazine.org/online.php?id=249

 

2008        Maher, Thomas V. “Waves of Protest; Popular Struggle in El Salvador, 1925-2005.” by Paul D. Almeida (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press). Mobilization, 13(3):341-42.

 

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2010   Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship ($21,600)

2010   Ohio State Department of Sociology Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

2010   Ohio State Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship Award ($1965)

2010   Ohio State University Graduate Associate Teaching Award Nominee

2009   Graduate Student Paper Award –Honorable Mention, Section on Collective Behavior and

Social Movements, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco,

CA. For paper entitled “Threat, Resistance, & Mobilization: The Cases of Auschwitz, Sobibor, and Treblinka.”

2008   Ohio State University Graduate Associate Teaching Award Nominee

2007   Ohio State Sociology Graduate Student Association Best Teaching Associate Award

2007   NSF Small Grant:  “Research on Dissent and Repression in the Middle East.”

2005   Greater Lafayette Volunteer Board Community Service Excellence Award.

 

PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY

Mobilizing Ideas Blog, http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/ 

2015. “Informing Activists: What are the best targets for my cause?” Posted November 13, 2015

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Maher, Thomas V. 2017. “Bureaucracy, Power, and Organized Chaos; The Case of the Nazi Concentration Camps.” University of Arizona Department of Judaic Studies Ralph and Sally Duchin Campus Lectureship Series, Tucson AZ, February.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2015. “Bureaucracy, Power, and Organized Chaos; The Case of the Nazi Concentration Camps.” University of Arizona Department of Sociology Brown Bag Series, Tucson AZ, October 2.

 

Maher, Thomas V. and J. Craig Jenkins. 2014. “Getting Attention: Comparing National and International News Coverage of Contention.” Interdisciplinary Studies of Political Behavior: From Elections to Protests. Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Columbus OH, May 6-7.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2014. “Bureaucracy, Chaos, and Surveillance; An Organizational Analysis of Nineteen Nazi Concentration Camps” Keene State University, Keene NH, April 14.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2013. “Studying Resistance in the Nazi Concentration Camps” Kenyon College, Gambier OH, November 12.

 

Meyer, Katherine, J. Craig Jenkins, Lindsey Peterson, Lauren Pinkus, Tom Maher, Annie Price, & Carolyn Smith. 2007. “Contentiousness in Context; Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, and Turkey.” Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Columbus OH, July 31.

                

Meyer, Katherine, J. Craig Jenkins, Lindsey Peterson, Lauren Pinkus, Tom Maher, Annie Price, & Carolyn Smith. 2007. “Dissent and Repression in the Middle East.” The Ohio State University Collegium Fireside Chats, Columbus OH, January 24.

 

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS:

Maher, Thomas V. 2016. “Finding Ways to Fight Back; Social Networks, Everyday Resistance, and Collective Action in the Nazi Concentration Camps” Social Science History Association, Chicago IL, November 17-20.

 

Thomas V. Maher, and Jennifer Earl. 2016. “Taking Youth Activism Seriously” American Sociological Association, Seattle WA, August 20-23.

 

Nyseth Brehm, Hollie and Thomas V. Maher. 2016. “Elite Control, Threat, and Ideology: A Comparative Analysis of Paths To Genocide” American Sociological Association, Seattle WA, August 20-23.

 

Thomas V. Maher, Reynolds-Stenson, Heidi, and Jennifer Earl. 2016. “From Boots to Bytes: Understanding Offline and Online Political Repression around the Globe” Four Corners Conference, Tempe, AZ, April 15th.

 

Reynolds-Stenson, Heidi, Thomas V. Maher, and Jennifer Earl. 2015. “From Boots to Bytes: Understanding Offline and Online Political Repression around the Globe” American Political Science Association, San Francisco CA, September 3-6.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2015. “Competing Goals, Organizational Pressure, and Ideology; Explaining Contentious Decoupling in the Nazi Concentration Camp System.” American Sociological Association, Chicago IL, August 22-25.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2013. “Threat, Institutional Roles, and Organizational Infrastructure; A QCA Analysis of Organized Resistance in Nineteen Nazi Concentration Camps.” American Sociological Association, New York City NY, August 10-13.

 

Maher, Thomas V. and J. Craig Jenkins. 2013. “Getting Attention: What Gets Into International Newswire” International Studies Association Pre-Conference Workshop on Event Data, San Francisco CA, April 2.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2013. “Emerging Chaos; An Institutional Analysis of Rules, Hierarchy, and Ethnicity in the Nazi Concentration Camp System.” Midwestern Sociological Society, Chicago IL, March 27-30.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2012. “Multiple Methods of Coercion; A QCA Analysis of Organizational Characteristics and Mortality Rates in Nineteen Concentration Camps.” American Sociological Association, Denver CO, August 17-20.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2011. “Resistance, Organizations, and Control: A Comparative Analysis of 19 Nazi Concentration Camps.” Collective Behavior and Social Movements Workshop at University Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV, August 18-19.

 

Jenkins, J. Craig, Thomas V. Maher, & Chuck Fahrer. 2009. “The Roots of Islamic Insurgency:  Egypt 1986-1999.” American Sociological Association, San Francisco CA, August 8-12.

 

Maher, Thomas V., Lisa M. Williams, Andrew Martin, & John McCarthy. 2009. “Whither the

                Civil Rights Movement? Toward an Empirical Model of Social Movement Decline.”  American Sociological Association, San Francisco CA, August 8-12.

 

Einwohner, Rachel L. and Thomas V. Maher. 2009. “Assessments of Threat and Collective

                Action: Jewish Resistance in the Ghettos and Death Camps during the Holocaust.”  American Sociological Association, San Francisco CA, August 8-12.

 

Maher, Thomas V. and Lindsey Peterson. 2008. "Contentious Politics in Context: A Multi-Level Analysis of the Effects of Country Characteristics on the Dissent-Repression Nexus." American Sociological Association, Boston MA, August 1-4.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2007. “In the Shadow of the Smoke Stacks; Threat, Resistance, and Mobilization at Auschwitz, Sobibór, and Treblinka.” American Sociological Association, New York NY, August 11-14.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2007.  “In the Shadow of the Smoke Stacks; Threat, Resistance, and Mobilization at Auschwitz, Sobibór, and Treblinka.” Collective Behavior and Social Movements Workshop at Hofstra University, Hempstead NY, August 9-10.

 

Maher, Thomas V. 2006. "In the Shadow of the Smoke Stacks; Threat, Abeyance and Resistance in the Concentration Camp at Sobibór.” Midwest Sociological Society, Omaha NE, March 30.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Introduction to Sociology

Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

-2007, 2014

Introduction to Sociological Theory

Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

-2013-2014

Types of Sociological Inquiry (Methods)

Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

-2013, 2015

Contemporary World Societies; Social Institutions and Social Change,

Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

-2007-2010

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2016        Co-organizer, Session on “Contemporary Issues in Peace, War, and Social Conflict”

American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, August.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS:                

2011-2012           Faculty Recruitment Committee, Sociology Graduate Student Association, The Ohio State University.

2011                    Co-organizer, Sociology Graduate Student Association Summer Conference, The Ohio State University.

2010-2011           President, Sociology Graduate Student Association, The Ohio State University.

2009-2010           Vice President of Finance, Sociology Graduate Student Association, The Ohio State University.

2006-2008           Committee Member, Sociology Graduate Student Association, The Ohio State University.

Member:              American Sociological Association, 2005 to present.

 

Reviewer for:  American Sociological Review, Mobilization, Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change, Sociological Forum, Sociological Quarterly, Social Currents, British Journal of Political Science, Social Science Research, Social Problems, Sociological Compass, Journal of Peace Research, Social Forces, and (ad-hoc) The National Science Foundation.

 

REFERENCES:

Professor J. Craig Jenkins                                            Professor Vincent Roscigno

Department of Sociology                                             Department of Sociology

Ohio State University                                                  Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio  43210-1353                                      Columbus, Ohio  43210-1353

(614) 292-6681                                                            (614) 292-6681

 

Professor Rachel Einwohner                                            Professor Andrew Martin

Department of Sociology                                             Department of Sociology

Purdue University                                                        Ohio State University

West Lafayette, IN  47906                                          Columbus, Ohio 43210-1353

(765) 494-4696                                                            (614) 292-6681

 

Professor Jennifer Earl

School of Sociology

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721

(520) 621-3531