Robert Braun

Robert Braun

Assistant Professor
Office
440 Social Sciences Building
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Comparative Historical Sociology; Peace, War, and Social Conflict; Social Movements and Collective Behavior

I received my PhD from Cornell University in 2017. Before joining Berkeley, I taught sociology and political science at Northwestern University.  My research focuses on civil society and intergroup relationships in times of social upheaval and has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, the Annual Review of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society and Social Forces. My first book "Protectors of Pluralism" tries to explain why some local communities step up to protect victims of mass persecution while others refrain from doing so and is forthcoming at Cambridge University Press. My second book project, "Bogeymen", traces the evolution of fear in Central Europe throughout the 19th and 20th century by studying the spread of frightful figures in children's stories. 

Representative Publications
Representative Publications
Braun, Robert (2019) Protectors of Pluralism: Christian Protection of Jews in the Low Countries during the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press).
 
Braun, Robert (2022) "Bloodlines: Border Crossings and Antisemitism in Weimar Germany." American Sociological Review