Greg Goalwin is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Aurora University. He completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara in June, 2017, and served as Lecturer in Sociology at California State University, Channel Islands during the 2017-18 academic year.
Trained as a sociologist and historian of global politics, Greg specializes in the study of identity formation in and around borderland regions, places in between and on the boundaries of national communities. Much of this research has focused on the Middle East and Europe, with particular emphasis on religious nationalism and migration flows in Turkey, Ireland, and Syria. New projects trace similar processes of identify formation in Alt-Right and White Nationalist movements in the United States, examining the intersection of such political ideologies with the realm of popular culture and analyzing how political groups seized upon cultural arenas to assert control over cultural and political capital.
Results from Greg’s research have been published or are forthcoming in venues such as Social Science History, Patterns of Prejudice, Nationality Papers, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, and the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.