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Christopher T. Conner

(He/Him/His)
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia

Christopher T. Conner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri Columbia. He is co-editor of Conspiracy Theories and Extemeism in New Times with Rowman and Littlefield (release date August 2024). He is also co-editor of a special issue of Frontiers in Sociology titled Paranoid Publics, with Matthew Hannah (release date July 2024). He is also working on an edited volume titled The Spectacle of Online Life with Danielle Hidalgo (release date March 2024). He is also working on a book monograph on QAnon and what we can do to stop the increasing political polarization that seems to have infected our daily lives (due out in August 2025). You can find his work in The Sociological Quarterly, Sexualities, Teaching Sociology, Deviant Behavior, and Symbolic Interaction.

Experience

  • 2022–present
    Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • 2023–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • 2022–2022
    Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA
  • 2019–2022
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • 2018–2019
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Knox College

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Sociology - PhD
  • 2010 
    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Sociology - MA
  • 2008 
    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Sociology - BA

Publications

  • 2024
    Conspiracy Theories and Extremism in New Times, Rowman and Littlefield
  • 2023
    Electronic dance music: From deviant subculture to culture industry, Rowman and Littlefield
  • 2023
    QAnon, authoritarianism, and conspiracy within American alternative spiritual spaces , Frontiers in Sociology
  • 2022
    Electric Empires: From Countercultural Movement to Corporate Enterprise, Deviant Behavior
  • 2022
    How Sexual Racism and Other Discriminatory Behaviors are Rationalized in Online Dating Apps, Deviant Behavior
  • 2021
    Are You a Werewolf? Teaching Symbolic Interaction Theory through Game Play , Teaching Sociology
  • 2021
    Queer Expectations: An Empirical Critique of Rural LGBT+ Narratives, Sexualities
  • 2021
    The Gayborhood: From Sexual Liberation to Cosmopolitan Spectacle, Lexington Books
  • 2021
    The Perfect Storm: A Subcultural Analysis of the QAnon Movement, Critical Sociology
  • 2020
    Electronic Dance Music: From Spectacular Subculture to Culture Industry , Young Volume: 28 issue: 5, page(s): 445-464
  • 2019
    The gay gayze: Expressions of inequality on Grindr , The Sociological Quarterly 60 (3), 397-419
  • 2019
    Forgotten Founders and Other Neglected Social Theorists, Lexington Books

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    QAnon Interview Study
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Midwest Sociological Society

Professional Memberships

  • Symbolic Interaction
  • American Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Midwest Sociological Society

Honours

Patricia Hill Collins Intersectionality Award (Honorable Mention); Kathy Charmez Early In Career Award 2023