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The Authors

The Authors

Bradley Campbell was born in 1975 in Columbia, South Carolina, and grew up in nearby Aiken. After graduating from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, he attended graduate school at Clemson University and then the University of Virginia, where in 2008 he received a Ph.D. in sociology. He is currently an associate professor of sociology at California State University, Los Angeles.

Professor Campbell is broadly interested in moral conflict — clashes of right and wrong and how they are handled. Most of his work examines violence, and he is the author of the book The Geometry of Genocide: A Study in Pure Sociology. Recently he has also begun to examine conflicts on modern college campuses, and he is the coauthor, along with Jason Manning, of The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars

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Jason Manning is a Chincoteague Islander. After graduating from Christopher Newport University, he obtained his doctorate in sociology from the University of Virginia.  He is now Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at West Virginia University.

His primary research area is the study of moral conflict, a specialty that addresses the causes of disputes as well as various forms of punishment, social control, and conflict management. Within this area much of his work focuses on violent and self-destructive ways of handling conflict, such protest suicide, homicide-suicide, and suicide terrorism.  His recent work also addresses changing patterns of conflict and social control on college campuses, and he is coauthor, along with Bradley Campbell, of The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars

Dr. Manning maintains a second blog, Social Geometer, at which he posts on topics related to sociology.

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