David Everson PhD

Assistant Professor

Office Location

300I Payson Smith Hall, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2022

Mondays 3:15 - 5:15 PM, by appointment


(207) 780-4106

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2017
  • MA in Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008
  • BA in Political Science and History, Southwest Minnesota State University, 2003


Professor Everson received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. 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

Professor Everson's research focuses on settler colonial theory, Indigenous activism, and white-Native relations. 

Recent Publications

"Narrating the Territorial Foundations of Privilege: Racial Discourse and Indigenous Peoples." Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (2021).

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