Associate Professor of Sociology
Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies
Mondays 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays 10:30-12:00 p.m.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
M.A., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
B.A., Sociology and Music, Emory University, 1992
Selected Publications and Activities
Smithey, Lee. Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Smithey, Lee A. and Michael P. Young. 2010. "Parading Protest: Orange Parades in Northern Ireland and Temperance Parades in Antebellum America." Social Movement Studies 9(4):393-410.
Smithey, Lee A. 2009. "Social Movement Strategy, Tactics, and Collective Identity." Sociology Compass 3:658-671
Smithey, Lee A. 2009. "Conflict Transformation, Cultural Innovation, and Loyalist Identity in Northern Ireland." Pp. 85-106 in Culture and Belonging in Divided Societies: Contestation and Symbolic Landscapes, edited by M. Ross. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Smithey, Lee A. 2008. "Grassroots Unionism and Conflict Transformation." Shared Space(6):51-68.
Boothe, Ivan and Lee A. Smithey. 2007. "Privilege, Empowerment, and Nonviolent Intervention." Peace and Change 32:39-61.
Smithey, Lee and Lester R. Kurtz. 2003. "Parading Persuation: Nonviolent Collective Action as Discourse in Northern Ireland." Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change. Vo. 24: 319-359.
Teaching and Research Interests
Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Movements, Conflict Transformation, Nonviolent Conflict, Northern Ireland, and Qualitative Methods.
Courses and Seminars Taught
- Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (PEAC 015)
- Transforming [Allegedly] Intractable Conflict (SOAN 025B)
- Nonviolent Social Movements (SOAN 035B)
- Peace Studies and Action (PEAC 077)