George Weddington

Visiting Scholar


Ph.D, Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 2022

Research Interests

Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements

Race, Antiblackness, Social Movements, Organizational Sociology

Research Statement:

My research interests focus on struggles for racial justice and racial domination in the United States in the 20th and 21st century. I use ethnographic and historical sociological methods to uncover processes of mobilization and counter-mobilization in Black social movements. My current research project attempts to grapple with the existential question at the core of Black movements by asking how activists and onlookers determine the racial nature of a social movement and how the racial identity of movement organizations and networks determine protest and counter-protest strategies.

Recent/Select Publications:

Weddington, George. “Racial Change and Black Movement Emergence: A Case from the Black Lives Movement." Mobilization: An International Quarterly 26, no. 4 (2021): 443-455.

Murphy, Michael Warren, George Weddington, and A. J. Rio-Glick. "Black ecology and critical environmental justice." Environmental Justice 14, no. 6 (2021): 393-397.

Weddington, George. "Political ontology and race research: A response to “critical race theory, afro-pessimism, and racial progress narratives”." Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 5, no. 2 (2019): 278-288.

Book Reviews:

June 2023 Book Review of Cedric Johnson's After Black Lives Matter