Wayne Santoro received his PhD from the Ohio State University and has held academic appointments at Vanderbilt University, the University of Iowa, and most recently the University of New Mexico. Wayne’s research interest lies in the intersection of social movements and race. Key lines of work examine the conditions under which governments become responsive to Latino and African American social movements, investigate why racialized populations like Mexican Americans and Arab Americans join protest events, assess processes of institutionalization and radicalization during the decline of the modern civil rights movement, and apply social movement scholarship and theorizing to help understand how city political contexts affect the fate of immigrant and Black neighborhoods.

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4145 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
Department of Sociology
wsantoro [at] umd.edu