MICHAEL BARKUN


CURRICULUM VITA

Department of Political Science
Maxwell School
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
13244-1090
(315) 443-9339
(315) 443-9082 (fax)

Education:
Ph.D., Political Science, Northwestern University, 1965.
M.A., Political Science, Northwestern University, 1963.
B.S., Journalism (with distinction), Northwestern University, 1960.

Professional Employment:
Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1974-present
Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1969-74
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1965-69

Honors and Offices:
Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement, 1997
Outstanding Book Award, The Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America, 1996
Board of Directors, Center for Millennial Studies, 1996 -
Donald E. Pitzer Distinguished Service Award, Communal Studies Association, 1995
Oneida Community Mansion House: Trustee, 1991-1995; Nominating Committee, 1992-93, 1993-94
Communal Studies Association: Director of Publications 1986-1994; Board of Directors 1986-1994; Executive Committee, 1986-1994; 1994 Program Committee
International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations: Member, Council 1980-83; 1981 Nominating Committee; 1981-82 Program Committee; 1982-83 Program Committee; 1983-84 Chairperson, Program Committee
Senior Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1974-75
Faculty Fellow in Political Science, Ford Foundation, 1970-71

Publications
Books
(sole author unless otherwise noted)
Millennialism and Violence, Frank Cass Ltd., 1996 (editor).
Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement, University of North Carolina Press, 1994; Revised edition, 1997. Recipient of the Outstanding Book Award of the Gustavus Miyers Center as "an outstanding work on intolerance in North America"
Crucible of the Millennium: The Bumed-over District of NewYork in the 1840's, Syracuse University Press, 1986
Disaster and the Millennium, Syracuse University Press, reprinted 1986
Saigai to Sennen-okoku, Shinhyoron Sha (Tokyo), 1985, Japanese translation of Disaster and the Millennium, with a new Introduction, "The Millennium in a Nuclear Age".
Disaster and the Millennium, Yale University Press, 1974
Law and the Social System, Lieber-Atherton, 1973 (editor)
Social Science Literature: A Bibliography for International Law, Princeton University Press, in association with The American Society of International Law, 1972 (co-author with Wesley L. Gould).
International Law and the Social Sciences, Princeton University Press, in association with the American Society of International Law, 1970 (co-author with Wesley L. Gould)
The United Nations System and its Functions, Van Nostrand, 1968 (co-editor with Robert Gregg)
Law without Sanctions: Order in Primitive Societies and the World Community, Yale University Press, 1968

Articles and Book Chapters
"Politics and Apocalypticism," in John J. Collins, Bernard McGinn, and Stephen J. Stein (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism , Continuum Press, forthcoming 1998.
"Religion, Militias, and Oklahoma City: The Mind of Conspiratorialists" and "Millenarian Groups and Law Enforcement Agencies: The Lessons of Waco," in David Rapoport (ed.), April 19 and Right-Wing Violence in America, Frank Cass Ltd., - forthcoming 1997.
"Conspiracy Theories as Stigmatized Knowledge: The Basis for a New Age Racism?" in Jeffrey Kaplan and Tore Bjorgo (eds.), Brotherhoods of Nation and Race: The Emergence of a Euro-American Racist Subculture, Northeastern University Press, forthcoming 1997.
"Racist Apocalypse: Millennialism on the Far Right," in Charles Strozier and Michael Flynn (editors), Two Thousand: Essays on the End, New York University Press, forthcoming, 1997.
"The Christian Identity Movement: Constructing Millennialism on the Racist Right," in Thomas Robbins and Susan Palmer (eds.), Millennium, Messiahs and Mayhem, Routledge, forthcoming, 1997.
"Religion, Militias, and Oklahoma City: The Mind of Conspiratorialists," Terrorism and Political Violence, 8 (1996), 50-64.
"Millenarian Groups and Law Enforcement Agencies: The Lessons of Waco," in David Rapoport (ed.), April 19th, Frank Cass Ltd. This is an expanded version of the article listed below.
"Introduction: Understanding Millennialism," in Michael Barkun (ed.), Millennialism and Violence, Frank Cass Ltd., 1996.
"Militias, Christian Identity and the radical right," The Christian Century 2-9, 1995), 738-740.
"Millenarian Groups and Law Enforcement Agencies: The Lessons of Waco," Terrorism and Political Violence 6 (1994), 75-95.
"Reflections after Waco: Millennialists and the State," reprinted in James R. Lewis (ed.), From the Ashes: Making Sense of Waco, Rowman and Littlefield, 1994, 41-50.
"John Humphrey Noyes and Millennialism," Syracuse University Library Associates Courier 28 (Fall 1993), 11-22
"The Apocalyptic Moment: Living in a Millenarian Culture," in Susan Yelavich (ed.), The Edge of the Millennium: An Intemational Critique of Architecture, Urban Planning, Product and Communication Design, Whitney Library of Design (1993),15-25.
"Reflections after Waco: Millennialists and the State," The Christian Century 110 (June 2-9, 1993), 596-600.
Article on American Perfectionism, in Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon, Gottingen: Verlag von Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1992, 1122-23.
"From British - Israelism to Christian Identity: The Evolution of White Supremacist Religious Doctrine," Syzygy: Joumal of Altemative Religion and Culture, (1992), 55-61.
"Review Essay: The Politics of Righteousness," Terrorism and Political Violence, 3 (1991), 149-57-
"'Coxey's Army'as a Millennial Movement," in Larry Bennett and Ronald Edsforth (eds.), Popular Culture and Political Change in Modem America, State University of New York Press, 1991, 17-40.
"Racist Apocalypse: Millennialism on the Far Right," American Studies, 31 (1990), 121-40.
"Millenarian Aspects of 'White Supremacist' Movements", Terrorism and Political Violence, 1 (1989), 409-34.
"'Coxey's Army' as a Millennial Movement", Religion, 18 (1988), 363-89
"The Visionary Experiences of John Humphrey Noyes", Psychohistory Review, 16 (1988), 313-35.
"The Language of Apocalypse: Premillennialists and Nuclear War", in Marshall W. Fishwick and Ray B. Browne (eds.), The God Pumpers: Religion in the Electronic Age. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1987, pp. 159-73.
"'The Wind Sweeping over the Country' John Humphrey Noyes and the Rise of Millerism", in Ronald L. Numbers and Jonathan M. Butler (eds.), The Disappointed: Millerism and Millenarianism in the Nineteenth Century. Indiana University Press, 1987. pp. 153-72. Reprinted, University of Tennessee Press, 1993.
"The Awakening-Cycle Controversy", Sociological Analysis, 46 (1985), 425-43.
"Communal Societies as Cyclical Phenomena", Communal Societies 4 (1984), 35-48.
"Divided Apocalypse: Thinking About the End in Contemporary America", Soundings 66 (198-'I), 257-80.
"Utopian Politics and the Future of Governance" ' Alternative Futures: The Journal of Utopian Studies 4 (1981), -34-49.
"Social Stress and Utopian Movements", Character 2, (August 1981), 7-10. A critique, together with my response, appeared in the October 1981 issue, pp. 8- 1 0.
"Disaster and Sexuality", The Journal of Sex Research 17 (1981), 288-99 (co-author with Arthur N. Gilbert).
"Law and the New Ascriptive Groups", in Governing through Courts (Richard A.L. Gambitta, Marlynn L. May, and James C. Foster, eds.), Sage Publications, 1981, pp. 301-16.
"Disaster in History" Mass Emergencies, 2 (1977) 219-31.
"Anthropology, Change, and the Social Sciences", in Stuart Nagel (ed.), Policy Studies and the Social Sciences, Lexington-Heath (1975),151-62. Previously appeared in slightly different form as "Anthropology and Policy Studies" Policy Studies Journal, 2 (1973), 30-35.
"Millenarianism in the Modem World", Theory and Society, I (1974), 117-74, excerpted from Disaster and the Millennium.
"The Uses and Limits of Law", in Contemporary Analytical Theory (David Apter and Charles F. Andrain, eds.), Prentice-Hall, 1972, pp. 230-36. Excerpted from Law without Sanctions.
"International Norms as Facts and Ideals", Proceedings of the American Society of International Law (1972), 39-46.
"Law and Social Revolution: Millenarianism and the Legal System", Law and Society Review, 6 (1971), 113-41.
"International Law from a Functional Perspective", Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1 (1970), 19-28.
"International Law and Social Science in the United States", Institute of Government Research, University of Arizona, 1970 (co-author with Wesley L. Gould).
"Protest in Suburbia: A Case Study of a Direct Action Movement", Syracuse Law Review, 20 (1967) 21-44 (co-author with James Levine)
"Integration, Organization, and Values," in Barkun and Gregg (eds.) The United Nations System and its Functions (1968), 450-60. Appeared earlier in Proceedings of the New York State Political Science Association 1966, pp. 90-100.
"Legal Innovation and Behavioral Change", Iowa Law Review, 53 (1967), 352-58.
"Bringing the Insights of Behavioral Science to International Rules", Western Reserve Law Review, 18 (1967), 1639-60.
"International Norms: An Interdisciplinary Approach", Background, 8 (1964), 121-30.
"Conflict Resolution through Implicit Mediation", The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 8 (1964), 121-30.

Editing
Board of editorial consultants, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, 1996-
Series editor, Religion and Politics Series, Syracuse University Press, 1995-
Issue editor, special issue on "Millennialism and Violence," Terrorism and Political Violence, 7 (1995).
Editorial board, Terrorism and Political Violence, 1994-
Editor, Communal Societies, joumal of the Communal Studies Association, 1986-94
Issue editor, issue on "Millenarian Change: Movements of Total Transformation," American Behavioral Scientist (November-December 1972).

Consulting
Member, Select Advisory Commission to the FBI Critical Incident Response Group, 1995-96.
Consultant to FBI, Montana Freemen standoff, 1996

Papers, Presentations, Conferences
"End-Time Paranoia: Conspiracy Thinking at the Millennium's Close," plenary address, conference on "Waiting in Fearful Hope: Approaching a New Millennium," University of Wisconsin, Madison, Sept. 21-24, 1997.
"Millenarian Movements and the Democratic State," University of Califomia-University of Nevada conference on "Violence and Democracy," Alpine Meadows, CA, Sept. 12-14, 1997.
Presentation on threats from the radical right, International Conference on Aviation Safety and Security in the 21st Century, co-sponsored by the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security and The George Washington University, Washington, DC, January 13, 1997.
Presentation on the radical right, symposium on "The Rising Tide of Extremism in America: The Psychology of Hate in the 1990's," co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and The George Washington University, Washington, DC, Nov. 18, 1996.
"Politics and Apocalypticism," conference on "Apocalypticism on the Eve of the New Millennium," University of Chicago Divinity School, November 5, 1996.
"Author Meets Critics" session on my book, Religion and the Racist Right, annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, New York City, August 15, 1996.
Panel on political paranoia, annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York City, May 7, 1996.
Colloquium presentation on the radical right, Center on Violence and Human Survival, John Jay College (CLTNY), New York City, May 6, 1996.
Planning meeting on terrorism, hate crime, and anti-govemmental violence, National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC March 20, 1996.
"Conspiracy Theories as Stigmatized Knowledge: The Basis for a New Age Racism?" conference on "Brotherhoods of Race and Nation: The Emergence of a Violent Euro-American Racist Subculture," sponsored by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, New Orleans, December 8-11, 1995.
"Religion, Militias, and Oklahoma City: The Mind of Conspiratorialists," annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1995.
Roundtable on paranoia in American politics, annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Washington, DC, July 6, 1995.
"Beyond the Fringe: White Supremacists and the Politics of Religion," Department of Political Science, Yale University, April 3, 1995.
Roundtable, "Apocalyptic Visions, Millennial Dreams: The The Interplay Between Social Crisis and Religious Expression," Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, American Academy of Religion, New York, March 17,1994.
"Religion and Violence in the Christian Identity Movement," Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 3,1993.
"John Humphrey Noyes and Millennialism," Oneida Community Seminar, Oneida Community Mansion House, Oneida, N.Y. April 2-3, 1993.
"The Apocalyptic Moment: Living in a Millenarian Culture," opening address, symposium on "The Edge of the Millennium," Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York City, January 15, 1992. Sponsored by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, national design museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
"From British-Israelism to Christian Identity: The Evolution of White Supremacist Religious Doctrine,." Annual Meeting, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Pittsburgh, November 8-10, 1991.
"Imagining Apocalypse: The Religious Bases of the Extreme Right," conference on the psychological consequences of historical traumas, sponsored by the Center on Violence and Human Survival, John Jay College, CUNY, New York City, April 19, 1990.
"Racist Apocalypse: Millennialism on the Far Right", annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Toronto, November 2-5, 1989.
"'Christian Identity' Groups and the Cultic Milieu", annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, San Francisco, August 6-9. 1989.
"Nuclear Weapons and Millennial Expectation", for conference on Nuclear Weapons and American Culture, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Feb. 24-25, 1989.
"The Dark Side of Utopia: Communal Groups on the Extreme Right", Historic Communal Societies Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, October 6-9,1988.
"Millenarian Aspects of 'White Supremacist' Movements" annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 1-4, 1988.
"'Coxey's Army as a Millennial Movement", Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL., September 3-6, 1987.
"The Visionary Experiences of John Humphrey Noyes", Historic Communal Societies Conference, Canterbury, New Hampshire, Shaker Village, October 9-11, 1986.
"Nuclear War and Millenarian Symbols: Premillennialists Confront the Bomb", Annual Meeting, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Savannah, Georgia, October 25-27, 1985.
"Messianism, Revitalization, and Millennialism: The Role of External Stress in Movements of Total Transformation", Symposium on Intercivilizational Encounters, Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, Boone, N.C., June 14-16, 1984.
"'The Wind Sweeping over the Country': John Humphrey Noyes and the Rise of Millerism," for conference on "Millerism and the Millenarian Mind in Nineteenth-Century America", Killington, Vermont, May 3 1 -June 3, 1984.
"Communal Societies as a Cyclical Phenomenon", Historic Communal Societies Conference, New Harmony, Indiana, October 13-16, 1983.
"Apocalyptic Expectations and Utopian Responses: The Millerites and Communitarians in the 1840s", International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, Bloomington, Indiana, May 28-31, 1981.
"The Mutating Millennium: A Cyclical Approach to the Burned Over District", International Society of Political Psychology, Boston, June 5-7, 1980.
"The Political Function of Utopian Experiments: Two Ironies in the Formulation of Group Identity", Third Annual Conference on Utopian Studies, University Park, Pa., October 28, 1978.
"Disaster and Sexuality" (co-author), International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, Milwaukee, April 15,1978.
"Millenarian Cycles: Recurrence and Innovation in Chiliastic Activity", North Central Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, May 12-14, 1977.
"Sect, Secrecy, and Revolution: Organizational Models for Modem Political Movements", International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, Haverhill, Ma., April 14-17, 1977.
"Millenarian Transformations: Processes of Change in Chiliastic Movements", International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, Philadelphia, April 1-3,1976.
"Survivors: Social Movements and the Sense of Victimization", Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Milwaukee, October 25, 1975.
"Optimism, Pessimism, and the Millennium", International Studies Association, Washington, D.C., February 20, 1975.
"International Norms as Facts and Ideals", Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, D. C., April 27,1972.
"Millenarian Movements and Political Order", Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver, Colo., Sept. 1, 1971.
"Law and Social Revolution", Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 1970.
"International Law and Social Science in the United States",(co-author), Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Sacramento, Calif., April 2-4, 1970.
"International Custom in the Light of the Social Sciences", Fifth Maxwell Institute on the United Nations, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, August 25-30, 1969.
"Integration, Organization, and Values", Annual Meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, Albany, N.Y., March 25-26,1966.
"Protest in Suburbia: Social Change Through Direct Action", (co-author), Annual Meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Program in Law and the Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., February 1966.


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