Research


 

Interests

Nonviolent Social Movements and Democratization
Political Culture, Civil Society, and Social Change
Language, Media, and Contention
Social Networks and Solidarity

 


 

Current Projects

People Power and Peacebuilding
The Shapes of Solidarity

 


 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Lizardo, Omar, Michael Penta, Matthew Chandler, Casey Doyle, G. Korniss, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Jonathan Z. Bakdash. 2015. “Analysis of Opinion Evolution in a Multi-cultural Student Social Network.” Procedia Manufacturing 3: 3974-3981.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Mische, Ann and Matthew J. Chandler. Forthcoming. “Narratives, Networks, and Publics.” In The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology, Second Edition, edited by John R. Hall, Laura Grindstaff, and Ming-Cheng Lo.

Professional Research Reports

Chandler, Matthew. 2006. Imminent Peril: The Impact of the Proposed Security Wall along Route 317. Palestine: Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Chandler, Matthew. 2004. Situation Report on Iraqi Detainees. Iraq: Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Chandler, Matthew. 2004. Report and Recommendations on Iraqi Detainees. Iraq: Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Book Reviews

Chandler, Matthew J. 2013. Review of Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization, and Governance in the Middle East edited by Maria J. Stephan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Peace and Change 38(2): 264-266.

 


 

Papers in Process

Manuscripts under Review

“Civil Resistance and Disrupted Democratization: The Ambiguous Outcomes of Unarmed Insurrections in Egypt, 2011-2015.”

Accepted Conference Papers

“Civil Resistance and the Social Context of Conflict: Insights from the Egyptian Case (2011-2015).” International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD, February 22-25, 2017.

“Contentious Action, Social Learning, and Narrative Styles in Revolutionary Movements: Testimonies from Egyptian Activists Five Years after Tahrir Square.” Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL, November 17-20, 2016.

Other Developing Papers

“Active versus Effective Ties: Edge Measurement and Temporal Dynamics in Social Networks.” With David Hachen, Omar Lizardo, Michael Penta, and Brandon Sepulvado.

“The Big Five Personality Traits in Network Formation.” With Brandon Sepulvado, David Hachen, and Omar Lizardo.

“Ethnoracial Status and the Dynamics of Tie Decay in Social Networks: Linking Triracial Hierarchy and Simmelian Tie Theory.” With David Hachen, Omar Lizardo, Michael Penta, and Brandon Sepulvado.

“Fuzzy Logic, Semantic Networks, and Theory Development in the Sociological Analysis of Texts.”

“The Gendered Dynamics of Text Messaging in the Social Networks of College Students.” With Jordan Sannito, Michael Penta, and David Hachen.

“Irrealist Sociology: Ontological Pluralism for Social Inquiry.”

“Jamming Culture: Webs of Meaning and Cultural Entropy in Adbusters Magazine.” With Terence E. McDonnell.

“Relational Dynamics and the Mixed Results of Civil Resistance in Egypt.”

“Relations, Processes, and Mechanisms: Symmetry in the Dynamics of Social Life.”

“The Shapes of Solidarity.” With Omar Lizardo.

 


 

Selected Conference Presentations

Relational Dynamics and the Mixed Results of Civil Resistance in Egypt.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, August 23, 2016.

Strategies for Cleaning and Merging Social Network Data from Multiple Sources.” Sunbelt XXXVI Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, Newport Beach, CA, April 8, 2016.

“Civil Resistance Mechanisms and Disrupted Democratization: The Ambiguous Outcomes of Unarmed Resistance in Egypt, 2011-2015.” Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, March 19, 2016.

“Civil Resistance and the Processes of Political Contention in Egypt, 2010-2015.” Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD, November 14, 2015.

Fuzzy Logic, Semantic Networks, and Theory Development in the Sociological Analysis of Texts.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, August 24, 2015.

“Civil Resistance and the Processes of Contentious Political Transition in Egypt, 2010-2015.” Young Scholars in Social Movements Conference, University of Notre Dame, May 1, 2015.

“Irrealist Sociology: Ontological Pluralism for Social Inquiry.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 17, 2014.

Jamming Culture: Webs of Meaning and Cultural Entropy in Adbusters Magazine.” With Terence McDonnell. Media Sociology Preconference, Oakland, CA, August 15, 2014.

“The Shapes of Solidarity: A Networks Theory of Community and Civil Society.” With Omar Lizardo. Sunbelt XXXIV Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, St. Pete Beach, FL, February 20, 2014.

“Neither Strategy nor Structure: Culture and the Origins of Nonviolent Rebellions in the Middle East.” Peace Science Society and International Studies AssociationJoint Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June 28, 2013.

“Nonviolent Action and Peace Processes: The Effect of Civil Resistance on the Initiation, Completion and Implementation of Peace Agreements.” Junior Scholars Symposium, International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, April 4, 2013.

“Being the Green You Want to See in the World: Understanding Micro-social Environmental Activism.” With David Allen Wood. Peace and Justice Studies AssociationAnnual Conference, Tufts University, Boston, MA, October 4, 2012.

“Nonviolent Terrorists: The Hezbollah Paradox.” Global Nonviolence Student Conference, Gandhi Center, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, April 15, 2010.

 


 

Research Experience

Research Assistant, 2014-Present
University of Notre Dame, iCeNSA
Project: NetSense
Duties: Analyze tie formation in a mobile phone communication network
Advisors: David Hachen and Omar Lizardo

Research Assistant, Fall 2013
University of Notre Dame, Kroc Institute
Project: Research on culture, politics, and civil society
Duties: Draft and review manuscripts, build bibliographies
Advisor: Ann Mische

Research Assistant, 2011-2012
University of Notre Dame, Kroc Institute
Project: Peace Accords Matrix
Duties: Researched and wrote database entries on El Salvador and Guatemala
Advisor: Madhav Joshi

Research Assistant, 2008-2009
United States Institute of Peace
Project: Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program
Duties: Reviewed literature and collected archival records on humanitarianism in the Near East
Advisor: Keith David Watenpaugh

 

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Posted November 17, 2013 by mjc