David Everson Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office Location

300I Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2018




Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Sociology University of Notre Dame 2017
  • M.A. Political Science University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2008
  • B.A. Political Science & History Southwest Minnesota State University 2003


Professor Everson received his PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame (2017). His community-based teaching and scholarship focus on the intersections of social inequality and social movements, with a specific emphasis on American Indian rights and Indigenous activism. Born and raised in South Dakota, he is a research fellow with the Center for American Indian Rights and Native Studies (CAIRNS) on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Research Interests

My dissertation on the dominant cultural narratives and memory surrounding the American Indian Movement (AIM) reflects my broader interests in how hegemonic discourse perpetuates unequal intergroup relations.

Recent Publications

"Mechanisms of Social Movement Success: Conversation, Disruption, and Displacement." (with Robert Fishman) in Revista Internacional de Sociologica (2016).