David Cunningham - Updated Dec 2023

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David Cunningham

David Cunningham is chair of Sociology at Washington University and a sociologist. David Cunningham is known as a scholar on social conflict and social movement.

Early Life

On August 11, 1970, in the United States, David Cunningham was born. As of now, he is 53 years old and is a Leo as of his zodiac sign. Additionally, he belongs to Scottish-Irish ethnicity.

Till now, he has not revealed any details regarding his parents, siblings, and family background.

David Cunningham – Education

When it comes to his education, he was sent to the University of Connecticut. From there he received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and English.

Later, for master’s degree, he attended the University of North Carolina. He completed his doctorate from the University of Sociology, in 2000. During that time, he was researching FBI Counterintelligence programs.

Net Worth 2023

David Cunningham is a sociologist and has been earning throughout his professional career. The estimated net worth of his is $500 as of 2023. Besides that, he has not disclosed about his earnings and income.

Personal Life

David Cunningham is single and has not been married yet, as per the sources. He has preferred to stay out of the media attention and has not revealed any details regarding his personal life.

Professional Life

Cunningham has tried his luck as an author too and has written two books. The books are named Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan (2013).

His 2nd book was the basis for the PBS American Experience documentary, Klansville USA. In 2004, he published a book named There’s Something Happening Here: The New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence. 

David Cunningham

Caption: Book written by David Cunningham. Source: Amazon

Besides that, he was a professor at Brandeis University, from 1999 to 2015. He also served as the Chair of the Social Justice and Social Policy program at Brandeis, from 2008 to 2015.

Additionally, he served as Chair of the Sociology Department, from 2012 to 2015. To reestablish the sociology department, he became one of the three inaugural faculty members, in 2012. Hence, it was at Washington University in St. Louis. Therefore, it was along with Adia Harvey Wingfield and Jake Rosenfeld.

More about career

For numerous publications and news sources, he has been featured and interviewed. It also includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS, CBS News, and NPR. The socialist is also a prolific writer and reviewer. David has published dozens of pieces in both academic and news publications. Most of his publications are frequently on the KKK. Thus, it includes a 2016 opinion article in The Washington Post: “Five Myths about the Ku Klux Klan.

Also 2014 journal article co-authored by him Political Polarization as a Social Movement Outcome: 1960s Klan Activism and Its Enduring Impact on Political Realignment in Southern Counties, 1960 to 2000. Furthermore, he has also served as a consultant in many capacities. For WGBH Educational Foundation and Facing History and Ourselves; he has worked as an academic consultant. Hence, he was a consulting expert for Moore et al.

He has also involved in has a research collaborator for the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. The research was done for 10 years at Northeastern University School of Law. The research also includes the Mississippi Truth Project and the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission. For 2 years, he was a consulting expert for the American Civil Liberties Union. He provides expert testimony in a case against the Denver Police Department.

Social Media

When it comes to David Cunningham’s social media account, he is active on his Twitter account. In September 2017, he joined a Twitter account named @DCunningham_STL. As of now, he has 463 followers on his account.

Body Measurements

David Cunningham has dark brown pairs of eyes and black hair colour. Similarly, he stands tall but his actual height and weight are not known.