David Cunningham

Professor of Sociology

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Cunningham’s research is focused on the scope, organization and legacy of racial contention, and is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. His past work centers on the Ku Klux Klan, in particular the complex roles that the klan played in various communities throughout the 1960s and the enduring impacts of KKK activity on contemporary voting patterns and crime rates.

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Donald Trump speaking at Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. in 2011. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Symposium explores the rise of Donald Trump, March 9

“American Democracy and the Rise of Donald Trump” will be the focus as faculty experts in history, political science, sociology, law, economics and psychology gather for a public symposium from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Room 100 of Brown Hall, on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.