Catherine Corrigall-Brown

Associate Professor
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Research Area

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2007
M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2004
M.A., University of Western Ontario, 2002
B.A., University of Victoria, 2000

Research

My overarching research agenda bridges the subfields of social movements, political sociology, and social psychology (particularly the study of identity).

This research is the basis of my first book, Patterns of Protest (Stanford University Press, 2012), two edited special issues of the American Behavioral Scientist, and articles that have appeared in journals such as Social ForcesSociological Perspectives, the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, the Canadian Review of Sociology, the Journal of Civil SocietySocial Movement Studies and Mobilization.

I am currently completing final edits to my second research monograph, Keeping the March Alive (Under Contract, New York University Press). This book compares 35 Indivisible groups in 10 US cities that were founded right after the first Women’s March in 2017. I follow these groups for 2 years in order to understand what explains how groups mobilized and which groups were able to survive over time. This comparative analysis allows for a better understanding of how groups respond to their local contexts when making decisions about how and when to mobilize. This research was funded by a 2018 SSHRC Insight Grant.

In addition, I am a member of a collaborative team examining funding for social movements in Canada from a historical and regionally comparative perspective, which was funded by the SSHRC Insight Grant in 2014.

I am completing the third edition of an introductory sociology textbook with Oxford University Press, Canada to be released in 2022, entitled Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings. An American version of this text, Imagining Society: An Introduction with Readings, was published with SAGE in 2019, with a second edition forthcoming in 2022.

In recognition of these achievements, I was awarded the inaugural Early Investigator Award from the Canadian Sociological Association in 2013. This award honors the top scholar in Sociology 10 years out from their PhD in Canada. I also received the Killam Faculty Teaching Prize for outstanding teaching in 2017.

I am also an active member of the broader sociological community.  I am a deputy editor of the social movements journal, Mobilization.  I recently completed a term as the elected chair of the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association and have sat as an elected council member of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section at ASA.

 


Publications

Books and Edited Volumes

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2022 – Under Contract). Keeping the March Alive: How Activism Can Thrive Anywhere. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2019). Imagining Society: An Introduction with Readings. New York, NY. Sage.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2019). Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings, 2ndEdition. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho, Editors. (2017) “Who Funds Dissent? Government and Foundation Support for NGOs Across National Contexts” Special Issue of the American Behavioral Scientist. 61(13).

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016). Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings.  Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2012). Patterns of Protest: Trajectories of   Participation in Social Movements. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Reviewed in:

  • American Journal of Sociology (March 2013)
  • Social Forces (March 2013)
  • Mobilization (December 2012)
  • International Journal of Public Opinion Research (July 2012)
  • Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare (39: 2012)
  • Choice (June 2012)
  • Mobilizing Ideas (May 2013)

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine, Editor. (2012). Images of Politics and Protest. Special issue of the American Behavioral Scientist. 56(2).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2021) “Indivisible Against Trump: Coalition Strategies and Movement Success Across City Contexts.” Mobilization. 26 (2): 185-204.

Chewinski, Max and Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2020) “Channeling advocacy? Assessing how funding source shapes the strategies of environmental organizations.” Social Movement Studies. 19(2): 222-240. (60% authorship, student co-author).

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho. (2019) “Does Talk Lead to Action? An Examination of the Relationship between Debate and Funding for NGOs in Canada.” Canadian Review of Sociology. 56(3): 329-346. (80% authorship, student co-author).

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho. (2017) “Concentrating of Sprinkling? Federal Funding for Indigenous, Women’s, and Environmental NGOs in Canada, 1972-2014.” American Behavioral Scientist. 61(13): 1599-1622.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016).  “Funding for Social Movements”  Sociological Compass.  Pp. 1-10.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016). “What Gets Covered? An Examination of Media Coverage of the Canadian Environmental Movement”.  Canadian Review of Sociology.  53(1): 72-93.       

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Rima Wilkes. (2014). “Media exposure and the engaged citizen: How the media shape political participation”. The Social Science Journal. 51(3): 408-421.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2012). “From the Balconies to the Barricades and Back? Trajectories of Participation in Contentious Politics.” Journal of Civil Society 8(1): 17-38.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2012). “The Power of Pictures: Images of Politics and Protest.” American Behavioral Scientist. 56(2): 131-134.

 Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Rima Wilkes. (2012). “Picturing Protest: The Visual Framing of Indigenous Collective Action by First Nations in Canada.” American Behavioral Scientist. 56(2): 223-245.

Wilkes, Rima and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2011). “Explaining time trends in public opinion: Attitudes towards Immigration and Immigrants.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 52(1-2): 79-99.

Oselin, Sharon and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2010). “A Battle for Authenticity: An Examination of the Constraints of Anti-Iraq War and Pro-Invasion Protesters.” Mobilization. 15(4): 511-533.

Wilkes, Rima, Catherine Corrigall-Brown, and Daniel Myers. (2010). “Packaging Protest: Media Coverage of Indigenous People’s Collective Action.” Canadian Review of Sociology. 47(4): 327-35

Wilkes, Rima, Catherine Corrigall-Brown and Danielle Ricard. (2010). “Nationalism and Media Coverage of Indigenous People’s Collective Action in Canada.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal. 34(4): 41 – 59.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine, David A. Snow, Theron Quist and Kelly Smith. (2009). “Protest among the Homeless: Explaining Differential Participation.” Sociological Perspectives. 52 (3): 309-336.

Snow, David A., Rens Vliegenthart, and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2007). “Framing the French Riots: A Comparative Study of Frame Variation.” Social Forces. 86 (2): 385-415.

Meyer, David S. and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2005). “Coalitions and Political Context: U.S. Movements against Wars in Iraq.” Mobilization. 10 (3): 327-344

Book Chapters

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2019). “‘Regroup, Recharge, Resist’: How Modern Activists Mobilize in Difficult Contexts”. In The Future of Social Movements in Canada, edited by Robert Brym. Oakville, ON: Rock’s Mills Press.  Pp: 47-68.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2018). “The Diversity of Activist Outcomes: The Role of Ideology in Shaping Trajectories of Participation”.  In Activists Forever? Long-Term Impacts of Political Activism, edited by Olivier Fillieule and Erik Neveu.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  Pp. 42-61.

Rholinger, Deana and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2018). “Social Movements and Mass Media in a Global Context” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements, 2nd Edition.  Edited by Davis A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule, Hanspeter Kriesi and Holly J. McCammon.  P. 131-147.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016). “Commitment” in Protest Cultures: A Companion, Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke, and Joachim Scharloth.  Berghahn Books: pp. 166-172.

Ho, Mabel and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2016). “Regional Inequality in Canada: An Enduring Issue?” in Social Inequality in Canada, Edited by Edward Grabb, Jeffrey Reitz, and Monica Hwang.  Oxford University Press: Don Mills, Ontario.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho. (2015). “How the State Shapes Social Movements: An Examination of the Environmental Movement in Canada” in Protest and Politics: The Promise of Social Movement Societies.  Edited by Howard Ramos and Kathleen Rodgers. UBC Press.

Snow, David A. and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2015).  “Collective Identity and Expressive Forms”  in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition.  Edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes.  Elsevier.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2013). “Commitment” in Protest Cultures: A Companion.  Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth.  New York, NY: Berghahn Books.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2013). “Participation in Social Movements” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Wiley/Blackwell: Oxford.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho.  (2013). “Life History Research and Social Movements” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Wiley/Blackwell: Oxford.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2013). “Disengagement” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam.  Wiley/Blackwell: Oxford.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and David S. Meyer.  (2010). “The Pre-History of a Coalition:  An Analysis of Win Without War” in Strategic Alliances. Edited by Nella Van Dyke and Holly McCammon. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Pp. 3-21.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Fred Wien.  (2009).  “Regional Inequality:  Causes and Consequences” in Social Inequality in Canada, 5th Edition. Edited by Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada. Pp. 324-344.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2005).  “Identity and Activism” in Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia.  Edited by Lonnie R. Sherrod, Ron Kassimir, Constance A. Flanagan, and Amy K. Syvertsen.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company. Pp. 319-322.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2005). “Antiwar Activism” in Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia.  Edited by Lonnie R. Sherrod, Ron Kassimir, Constance A. Flanagan, and Amy K. Syvertsen.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Publishing Company.  Pp. 81-85.

Snow, David A. and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2004).  “Why Frames Sometimes Fall on Deaf Ears: The Problems of Misalignment, Scope, Exhaustion, and Relevance” in Rhyming Hope and History: Activists, Academics, and Social Movement Scholarship.  Edited by David Croteau, William Hoynes, and Charlotte Ryan. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.  Pp. 222-238.

Snow, David A., Sharon Oselin and Catherine Corrigall-Brown.  (2004). “Identity” in The Encyclopedia of Social Theory.  Edited by George Ritzer.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Pp. 390-393.

Wien, Fred and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2004). “Regional Inequality: Explanations and Policy Issues” in Social Inequality in Canada, 4th Edition.   Edited by James Curtis, Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy. Scarborough, Ontario: Pearson Prentice Hall. Pp. 325-345.


Awards

Research Grants and Awards

2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

2018
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant (SSHRC)

2017

Killam Faculty Teaching Prize

2015
Hampton Research Grant, University of British Columbia

2015
Green’s College Leading Scholar

2014
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant Co-Applicant (with Dominique Clement and Howard Ramos)

2013
The Early Investigator Award, Canadian Sociological Association

2012
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant

2012
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Internal Research Grant

2012
Social Science and Humanities Research Council Travel Grant

2002-2006
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Graduate Fellowship

2002-2006
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship


Catherine Corrigall-Brown

Associate Professor
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Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2007
M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2004
M.A., University of Western Ontario, 2002
B.A., University of Victoria, 2000

My overarching research agenda bridges the subfields of social movements, political sociology, and social psychology (particularly the study of identity).

This research is the basis of my first book, Patterns of Protest (Stanford University Press, 2012), two edited special issues of the American Behavioral Scientist, and articles that have appeared in journals such as Social ForcesSociological Perspectives, the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, the Canadian Review of Sociology, the Journal of Civil SocietySocial Movement Studies and Mobilization.

I am currently completing final edits to my second research monograph, Keeping the March Alive (Under Contract, New York University Press). This book compares 35 Indivisible groups in 10 US cities that were founded right after the first Women’s March in 2017. I follow these groups for 2 years in order to understand what explains how groups mobilized and which groups were able to survive over time. This comparative analysis allows for a better understanding of how groups respond to their local contexts when making decisions about how and when to mobilize. This research was funded by a 2018 SSHRC Insight Grant.

In addition, I am a member of a collaborative team examining funding for social movements in Canada from a historical and regionally comparative perspective, which was funded by the SSHRC Insight Grant in 2014.

I am completing the third edition of an introductory sociology textbook with Oxford University Press, Canada to be released in 2022, entitled Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings. An American version of this text, Imagining Society: An Introduction with Readings, was published with SAGE in 2019, with a second edition forthcoming in 2022.

In recognition of these achievements, I was awarded the inaugural Early Investigator Award from the Canadian Sociological Association in 2013. This award honors the top scholar in Sociology 10 years out from their PhD in Canada. I also received the Killam Faculty Teaching Prize for outstanding teaching in 2017.

I am also an active member of the broader sociological community.  I am a deputy editor of the social movements journal, Mobilization.  I recently completed a term as the elected chair of the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association and have sat as an elected council member of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section at ASA.

 

Books and Edited Volumes

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2022 – Under Contract). Keeping the March Alive: How Activism Can Thrive Anywhere. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2019). Imagining Society: An Introduction with Readings. New York, NY. Sage.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2019). Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings, 2ndEdition. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho, Editors. (2017) “Who Funds Dissent? Government and Foundation Support for NGOs Across National Contexts” Special Issue of the American Behavioral Scientist. 61(13).

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016). Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings.  Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2012). Patterns of Protest: Trajectories of   Participation in Social Movements. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Reviewed in:

  • American Journal of Sociology (March 2013)
  • Social Forces (March 2013)
  • Mobilization (December 2012)
  • International Journal of Public Opinion Research (July 2012)
  • Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare (39: 2012)
  • Choice (June 2012)
  • Mobilizing Ideas (May 2013)

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine, Editor. (2012). Images of Politics and Protest. Special issue of the American Behavioral Scientist. 56(2).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2021) “Indivisible Against Trump: Coalition Strategies and Movement Success Across City Contexts.” Mobilization. 26 (2): 185-204.

Chewinski, Max and Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2020) “Channeling advocacy? Assessing how funding source shapes the strategies of environmental organizations.” Social Movement Studies. 19(2): 222-240. (60% authorship, student co-author).

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho. (2019) “Does Talk Lead to Action? An Examination of the Relationship between Debate and Funding for NGOs in Canada.” Canadian Review of Sociology. 56(3): 329-346. (80% authorship, student co-author).

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho. (2017) “Concentrating of Sprinkling? Federal Funding for Indigenous, Women’s, and Environmental NGOs in Canada, 1972-2014.” American Behavioral Scientist. 61(13): 1599-1622.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016).  “Funding for Social Movements”  Sociological Compass.  Pp. 1-10.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016). “What Gets Covered? An Examination of Media Coverage of the Canadian Environmental Movement”.  Canadian Review of Sociology.  53(1): 72-93.       

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Rima Wilkes. (2014). “Media exposure and the engaged citizen: How the media shape political participation”. The Social Science Journal. 51(3): 408-421.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2012). “From the Balconies to the Barricades and Back? Trajectories of Participation in Contentious Politics.” Journal of Civil Society 8(1): 17-38.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2012). “The Power of Pictures: Images of Politics and Protest.” American Behavioral Scientist. 56(2): 131-134.

 Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Rima Wilkes. (2012). “Picturing Protest: The Visual Framing of Indigenous Collective Action by First Nations in Canada.” American Behavioral Scientist. 56(2): 223-245.

Wilkes, Rima and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2011). “Explaining time trends in public opinion: Attitudes towards Immigration and Immigrants.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 52(1-2): 79-99.

Oselin, Sharon and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2010). “A Battle for Authenticity: An Examination of the Constraints of Anti-Iraq War and Pro-Invasion Protesters.” Mobilization. 15(4): 511-533.

Wilkes, Rima, Catherine Corrigall-Brown, and Daniel Myers. (2010). “Packaging Protest: Media Coverage of Indigenous People’s Collective Action.” Canadian Review of Sociology. 47(4): 327-35

Wilkes, Rima, Catherine Corrigall-Brown and Danielle Ricard. (2010). “Nationalism and Media Coverage of Indigenous People’s Collective Action in Canada.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal. 34(4): 41 – 59.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine, David A. Snow, Theron Quist and Kelly Smith. (2009). “Protest among the Homeless: Explaining Differential Participation.” Sociological Perspectives. 52 (3): 309-336.

Snow, David A., Rens Vliegenthart, and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2007). “Framing the French Riots: A Comparative Study of Frame Variation.” Social Forces. 86 (2): 385-415.

Meyer, David S. and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2005). “Coalitions and Political Context: U.S. Movements against Wars in Iraq.” Mobilization. 10 (3): 327-344

Book Chapters

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2019). “‘Regroup, Recharge, Resist’: How Modern Activists Mobilize in Difficult Contexts”. In The Future of Social Movements in Canada, edited by Robert Brym. Oakville, ON: Rock’s Mills Press.  Pp: 47-68.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2018). “The Diversity of Activist Outcomes: The Role of Ideology in Shaping Trajectories of Participation”.  In Activists Forever? Long-Term Impacts of Political Activism, edited by Olivier Fillieule and Erik Neveu.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  Pp. 42-61.

Rholinger, Deana and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2018). “Social Movements and Mass Media in a Global Context” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements, 2nd Edition.  Edited by Davis A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule, Hanspeter Kriesi and Holly J. McCammon.  P. 131-147.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016). “Commitment” in Protest Cultures: A Companion, Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke, and Joachim Scharloth.  Berghahn Books: pp. 166-172.

Ho, Mabel and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2016). “Regional Inequality in Canada: An Enduring Issue?” in Social Inequality in Canada, Edited by Edward Grabb, Jeffrey Reitz, and Monica Hwang.  Oxford University Press: Don Mills, Ontario.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho. (2015). “How the State Shapes Social Movements: An Examination of the Environmental Movement in Canada” in Protest and Politics: The Promise of Social Movement Societies.  Edited by Howard Ramos and Kathleen Rodgers. UBC Press.

Snow, David A. and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2015).  “Collective Identity and Expressive Forms”  in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition.  Edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes.  Elsevier.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2013). “Commitment” in Protest Cultures: A Companion.  Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth.  New York, NY: Berghahn Books.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2013). “Participation in Social Movements” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Wiley/Blackwell: Oxford.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho.  (2013). “Life History Research and Social Movements” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Wiley/Blackwell: Oxford.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2013). “Disengagement” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam.  Wiley/Blackwell: Oxford.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and David S. Meyer.  (2010). “The Pre-History of a Coalition:  An Analysis of Win Without War” in Strategic Alliances. Edited by Nella Van Dyke and Holly McCammon. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Pp. 3-21.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Fred Wien.  (2009).  "Regional Inequality:  Causes and Consequences" in Social Inequality in Canada, 5th Edition. Edited by Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada. Pp. 324-344.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2005).  “Identity and Activism” in Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia.  Edited by Lonnie R. Sherrod, Ron Kassimir, Constance A. Flanagan, and Amy K. Syvertsen.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company. Pp. 319-322.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2005). “Antiwar Activism” in Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia.  Edited by Lonnie R. Sherrod, Ron Kassimir, Constance A. Flanagan, and Amy K. Syvertsen.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Publishing Company.  Pp. 81-85.

Snow, David A. and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2004).  “Why Frames Sometimes Fall on Deaf Ears: The Problems of Misalignment, Scope, Exhaustion, and Relevance” in Rhyming Hope and History: Activists, Academics, and Social Movement Scholarship.  Edited by David Croteau, William Hoynes, and Charlotte Ryan. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.  Pp. 222-238.

Snow, David A., Sharon Oselin and Catherine Corrigall-Brown.  (2004). “Identity” in The Encyclopedia of Social Theory.  Edited by George Ritzer.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Pp. 390-393.

Wien, Fred and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2004). "Regional Inequality: Explanations and Policy Issues" in Social Inequality in Canada, 4th Edition.   Edited by James Curtis, Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy. Scarborough, Ontario: Pearson Prentice Hall. Pp. 325-345.

Research Grants and Awards

2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

2018
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant (SSHRC)

2017

Killam Faculty Teaching Prize

2015
Hampton Research Grant, University of British Columbia

2015
Green’s College Leading Scholar

2014
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant Co-Applicant (with Dominique Clement and Howard Ramos)

2013
The Early Investigator Award, Canadian Sociological Association

2012
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant

2012
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Internal Research Grant

2012
Social Science and Humanities Research Council Travel Grant

2002-2006
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Graduate Fellowship

2002-2006
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Catherine Corrigall-Brown

Associate Professor
location_on ANSO-2118
file_download Download CV

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2007
M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2004
M.A., University of Western Ontario, 2002
B.A., University of Victoria, 2000

My overarching research agenda bridges the subfields of social movements, political sociology, and social psychology (particularly the study of identity).

This research is the basis of my first book, Patterns of Protest (Stanford University Press, 2012), two edited special issues of the American Behavioral Scientist, and articles that have appeared in journals such as Social ForcesSociological Perspectives, the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, the Canadian Review of Sociology, the Journal of Civil SocietySocial Movement Studies and Mobilization.

I am currently completing final edits to my second research monograph, Keeping the March Alive (Under Contract, New York University Press). This book compares 35 Indivisible groups in 10 US cities that were founded right after the first Women’s March in 2017. I follow these groups for 2 years in order to understand what explains how groups mobilized and which groups were able to survive over time. This comparative analysis allows for a better understanding of how groups respond to their local contexts when making decisions about how and when to mobilize. This research was funded by a 2018 SSHRC Insight Grant.

In addition, I am a member of a collaborative team examining funding for social movements in Canada from a historical and regionally comparative perspective, which was funded by the SSHRC Insight Grant in 2014.

I am completing the third edition of an introductory sociology textbook with Oxford University Press, Canada to be released in 2022, entitled Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings. An American version of this text, Imagining Society: An Introduction with Readings, was published with SAGE in 2019, with a second edition forthcoming in 2022.

In recognition of these achievements, I was awarded the inaugural Early Investigator Award from the Canadian Sociological Association in 2013. This award honors the top scholar in Sociology 10 years out from their PhD in Canada. I also received the Killam Faculty Teaching Prize for outstanding teaching in 2017.

I am also an active member of the broader sociological community.  I am a deputy editor of the social movements journal, Mobilization.  I recently completed a term as the elected chair of the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association and have sat as an elected council member of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section at ASA.

 

Books and Edited Volumes

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2022 – Under Contract). Keeping the March Alive: How Activism Can Thrive Anywhere. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2019). Imagining Society: An Introduction with Readings. New York, NY. Sage.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2019). Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings, 2ndEdition. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho, Editors. (2017) “Who Funds Dissent? Government and Foundation Support for NGOs Across National Contexts” Special Issue of the American Behavioral Scientist. 61(13).

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016). Imagining Sociology: An Introduction with Readings.  Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2012). Patterns of Protest: Trajectories of   Participation in Social Movements. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Reviewed in:

  • American Journal of Sociology (March 2013)
  • Social Forces (March 2013)
  • Mobilization (December 2012)
  • International Journal of Public Opinion Research (July 2012)
  • Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare (39: 2012)
  • Choice (June 2012)
  • Mobilizing Ideas (May 2013)

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine, Editor. (2012). Images of Politics and Protest. Special issue of the American Behavioral Scientist. 56(2).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2021) “Indivisible Against Trump: Coalition Strategies and Movement Success Across City Contexts.” Mobilization. 26 (2): 185-204.

Chewinski, Max and Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2020) “Channeling advocacy? Assessing how funding source shapes the strategies of environmental organizations.” Social Movement Studies. 19(2): 222-240. (60% authorship, student co-author).

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho. (2019) “Does Talk Lead to Action? An Examination of the Relationship between Debate and Funding for NGOs in Canada.” Canadian Review of Sociology. 56(3): 329-346. (80% authorship, student co-author).

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho. (2017) “Concentrating of Sprinkling? Federal Funding for Indigenous, Women’s, and Environmental NGOs in Canada, 1972-2014.” American Behavioral Scientist. 61(13): 1599-1622.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016).  “Funding for Social Movements”  Sociological Compass.  Pp. 1-10.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016). “What Gets Covered? An Examination of Media Coverage of the Canadian Environmental Movement”.  Canadian Review of Sociology.  53(1): 72-93.       

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Rima Wilkes. (2014). “Media exposure and the engaged citizen: How the media shape political participation”. The Social Science Journal. 51(3): 408-421.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2012). “From the Balconies to the Barricades and Back? Trajectories of Participation in Contentious Politics.” Journal of Civil Society 8(1): 17-38.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2012). “The Power of Pictures: Images of Politics and Protest.” American Behavioral Scientist. 56(2): 131-134.

 Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Rima Wilkes. (2012). “Picturing Protest: The Visual Framing of Indigenous Collective Action by First Nations in Canada.” American Behavioral Scientist. 56(2): 223-245.

Wilkes, Rima and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2011). “Explaining time trends in public opinion: Attitudes towards Immigration and Immigrants.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 52(1-2): 79-99.

Oselin, Sharon and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2010). “A Battle for Authenticity: An Examination of the Constraints of Anti-Iraq War and Pro-Invasion Protesters.” Mobilization. 15(4): 511-533.

Wilkes, Rima, Catherine Corrigall-Brown, and Daniel Myers. (2010). “Packaging Protest: Media Coverage of Indigenous People’s Collective Action.” Canadian Review of Sociology. 47(4): 327-35

Wilkes, Rima, Catherine Corrigall-Brown and Danielle Ricard. (2010). “Nationalism and Media Coverage of Indigenous People’s Collective Action in Canada.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal. 34(4): 41 – 59.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine, David A. Snow, Theron Quist and Kelly Smith. (2009). “Protest among the Homeless: Explaining Differential Participation.” Sociological Perspectives. 52 (3): 309-336.

Snow, David A., Rens Vliegenthart, and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2007). “Framing the French Riots: A Comparative Study of Frame Variation.” Social Forces. 86 (2): 385-415.

Meyer, David S. and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2005). “Coalitions and Political Context: U.S. Movements against Wars in Iraq.” Mobilization. 10 (3): 327-344

Book Chapters

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2019). “‘Regroup, Recharge, Resist’: How Modern Activists Mobilize in Difficult Contexts”. In The Future of Social Movements in Canada, edited by Robert Brym. Oakville, ON: Rock’s Mills Press.  Pp: 47-68.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2018). “The Diversity of Activist Outcomes: The Role of Ideology in Shaping Trajectories of Participation”.  In Activists Forever? Long-Term Impacts of Political Activism, edited by Olivier Fillieule and Erik Neveu.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  Pp. 42-61.

Rholinger, Deana and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2018). “Social Movements and Mass Media in a Global Context” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements, 2nd Edition.  Edited by Davis A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule, Hanspeter Kriesi and Holly J. McCammon.  P. 131-147.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2016). “Commitment” in Protest Cultures: A Companion, Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke, and Joachim Scharloth.  Berghahn Books: pp. 166-172.

Ho, Mabel and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2016). “Regional Inequality in Canada: An Enduring Issue?” in Social Inequality in Canada, Edited by Edward Grabb, Jeffrey Reitz, and Monica Hwang.  Oxford University Press: Don Mills, Ontario.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho. (2015). “How the State Shapes Social Movements: An Examination of the Environmental Movement in Canada” in Protest and Politics: The Promise of Social Movement Societies.  Edited by Howard Ramos and Kathleen Rodgers. UBC Press.

Snow, David A. and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2015).  “Collective Identity and Expressive Forms”  in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition.  Edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes.  Elsevier.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2013). “Commitment” in Protest Cultures: A Companion.  Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth.  New York, NY: Berghahn Books.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2013). “Participation in Social Movements” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Wiley/Blackwell: Oxford.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Mabel Ho.  (2013). “Life History Research and Social Movements” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Wiley/Blackwell: Oxford.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine.  (2013). “Disengagement” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam.  Wiley/Blackwell: Oxford.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and David S. Meyer.  (2010). “The Pre-History of a Coalition:  An Analysis of Win Without War” in Strategic Alliances. Edited by Nella Van Dyke and Holly McCammon. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Pp. 3-21.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine and Fred Wien.  (2009).  "Regional Inequality:  Causes and Consequences" in Social Inequality in Canada, 5th Edition. Edited by Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada. Pp. 324-344.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2005).  “Identity and Activism” in Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia.  Edited by Lonnie R. Sherrod, Ron Kassimir, Constance A. Flanagan, and Amy K. Syvertsen.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company. Pp. 319-322.

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine. (2005). “Antiwar Activism” in Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia.  Edited by Lonnie R. Sherrod, Ron Kassimir, Constance A. Flanagan, and Amy K. Syvertsen.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Publishing Company.  Pp. 81-85.

Snow, David A. and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2004).  “Why Frames Sometimes Fall on Deaf Ears: The Problems of Misalignment, Scope, Exhaustion, and Relevance” in Rhyming Hope and History: Activists, Academics, and Social Movement Scholarship.  Edited by David Croteau, William Hoynes, and Charlotte Ryan. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.  Pp. 222-238.

Snow, David A., Sharon Oselin and Catherine Corrigall-Brown.  (2004). “Identity” in The Encyclopedia of Social Theory.  Edited by George Ritzer.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Pp. 390-393.

Wien, Fred and Catherine Corrigall-Brown. (2004). "Regional Inequality: Explanations and Policy Issues" in Social Inequality in Canada, 4th Edition.   Edited by James Curtis, Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy. Scarborough, Ontario: Pearson Prentice Hall. Pp. 325-345.

Research Grants and Awards

2019
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

2018
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant (SSHRC)

2017

Killam Faculty Teaching Prize

2015
Hampton Research Grant, University of British Columbia

2015
Green’s College Leading Scholar

2014
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant Co-Applicant (with Dominique Clement and Howard Ramos)

2013
The Early Investigator Award, Canadian Sociological Association

2012
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant

2012
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Internal Research Grant

2012
Social Science and Humanities Research Council Travel Grant

2002-2006
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Graduate Fellowship

2002-2006
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship