Ph.D. Sociology 2008
- University of Virginia
M.S. Applied Sociology 2000
- Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
B.A. Sociology 1996
- Lee University
Bradley Campbell is a sociologist broadly interested in moral conflict — clashes of right and wrong and how they are handled. Most of his work examines genocide, which normally arises from large-scale interethnic conflicts. He has also begun examined smaller-scale confllicts on modern college campuses. This work looks at microaggression complaints, calls for trigger warnings and safe spaces, and the ongoing debate about these phenomena, viewing them as manifestations of ongoing moral change and the clash of different moral ideals.
Dr. Campbell teaches the following courses: Altruism and Morality, Criminology, Deviant Behavior, Sociology of Genocide, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Law, and Violence and Society.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2018. The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safes Spaces, and the New Culture Wars. Palgrave Macmillan.
Campbell, Bradley. 2015. The Geometry of Genocide: A Study in Pure Sociology. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2016. "Campus Culture Wars and the Sociology of Morality." Comparative Sociology 15(2): 147-178.
Campbell, Bradley. 2015. "Genocide as Predation." International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice 43(3): 310-325.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2014. "Microaggression and Moral Cultures." Comparative Sociology 13(6): 692-726.
Campbell, Bradley. 2014. "Anti-Minotaur: The Myth of a Sociological Morality." Society 51(5): 443-451.
Campbell, Bradley. 2013. "Genocide and Social Time." Dilemas: Revista de Estudos de Conflito e Controle Social 6(3): 465-488.
Campbell, Bradley. 2011. "Genocide as a Matter of Degree." British Journal of Sociology 62(4): 586-612.
Campbell, Bradley. 2010. "Contradictory Behavior During Genocides." Sociological Forum. 25(2): 296-314.
Campbell, Bradley. 2009. "Genocide as Social Control." Sociological Theory 27(2): 150-172.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2019. "Social Geometry and Social Control." Pages 50-62 in The Handbook of Social Control, edited by Mathieu Deflem. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Campbell, Bradley. 2015. "Terrorism and Genocide."Pages 47-65 in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today, edited by Mathieu Deflem. Bingley, England: Emerald Press.
Campbell, Bradley. 2011. "Plea Bargaining." Pages 187-199 in Courts, Law, and Justice, edited by William Chambliss. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Campbell, Bradley. 2021. Review of Robert Braun's Protectors of Pluralism: Religious Minorities and the Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries during the Holocaust. Journal of Sociology and Christianity 11(1): 90-92.
Campbell, Bradley. 2020. Review of Tara Isabella Burton's Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World. Journal of Sociology and Christianity 10(2): 106-108.
Campbell, Bradley. 2020. Review of Mildred A. Schwartz and Raymond Tatalovich's The Rise and Fall of Moral Conflicts in the United States and Canada. International Sociology 35(2): 214-219.
Campbell, Bradley. 2014. "Sociology, Morality, and Social Solidarity: On Christian Smith's Sacred Project of American Sociology." Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Forum: Newsletter of the AMSS Section of the American Sociological Association 5(4): 4-8. Also avaliable at the AMSS Section Blog.
Op-eds and Other Publications
Campbell, Bradley. 2020. "What the Right Gets Wrong about Social Justice Culture." Quillette.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2020. "When is a Riot Not a Riot?" Areo Magazine.
Paresky, Pamela and Bradley Campbell. 2020. "Safetyism Isn't the Problem." New York Times.
Campbell, Bradley. 2020. "Human Responses to Contagion: Persecution, Blame, Compassion." Areo Magazine.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2019. "Hate Crime Hoaxes Are More Common than You Think." Quillette.
Campbell, Bradley. 2018. "The Free Speech Crisis on Campus Is Worse than People Think." Quillette.
Campbell, Bradley and Clay Routledge. 2018. "The Problem with 'The Journal of Controversial Ideas.'" Quillette.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2018. "The End of Academe: Free Speech and the Silencing of Dissent." The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Campbell, Bradley. 2018. "Genocide and Evil." Areo Magazine.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2016. "Purity and Tolerance: The Contradictory Morality of College Campuses." Quillette.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2015. "The New Millennial 'Morality': Highly Sensitive and Easily Offended." Time.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2015. "Campbell and Manning Respond to Readers' Comments." Guest Post at Jonathan Haidt's Righteous Mind Blog.
Campbell, Bradley and Jason Manning. 2015. "Microaggression and Changing Moral Cultures." The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Campbell, Bradley. 2011. "Black's Theory of Law and Social Control." In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, edited by Richard Rosenfeld. Oxford University Press.
Campbell, Bradley. 2010. "Testimonial." Pages 195-196 in The Behavior of Law (special edition; first edition 1976), by Donald Black. Bingley, England: Emerald Press.
Exploring Minds with Michele Carroll. "Victimhood Culture." December 2, 2018.
Two for Tea with Iona Italia. "Victimhood Culture." October 6, 2018.
Andy Walters Interview Series. "Microaggressions, #Metoo, Victimhood, and More." September 5, 2018.
The Dissenter with Ricardo Lopes. "The Rise of Victimhood Culture, and Its Dangers on the Left and Right." August 6, 2018.
Trend Following with MIchael Covel. Episode 681. August 2, 2018.
The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kauffman. "The Rise of Victimhood Culture." July 25, 2018.
KFMB ("TalkRadio 760"). The Mike Slater Show (segment begins at 12:39). November 16, 2015.
KABC Radio. The Peter Tilden Show (segment begins at 10:50). November 12, 2015.
The Art of Manliness. "Podcast #153: Microaggressions and the Rise of Victimhood Culture." November 8, 2015.
KPCC -- Southern California Public Radio. AirTalk. "The Future of Speech and 'Microaggressions' on College Campuses." October 6, 2015.
BYU Radio. The Matt Townsend Show. "Microaggression and Victimhood Culture." September 29, 2015.
NPR. Here and Now. "Sociologist: Open Discussion of Microaggression Reflects Cultural Shift." September 28, 2015.