Professor George Lundskow

George Lundskow


Office Address: 2152 Au Sable Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3704
Email: [email protected]

  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Kansas


Religion, Theory, Social Character, and Historical Change


  • Social Problems
  • Social Psychology
  • Capstone

Current Research Interests

Social character, history, and religion

Recent Publications

a. Lundskow, George. 2024. White Supremacy and Anti-Supremacy Forces in the United States: A Sociohistorical and Social Psychological Approach. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature AG.

b. Lundskow, George. 2024. “Conspiracies and Sadistic Freedom.” In Conspiracy Theories and Extremism in New Times, Christopher Connor, ed. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.

c. Lundskow, George and Sarah MacMillen. 2023. Q-Anon and Other Replacement Realities. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

d. Lundskow, George. 2022. “The Religion of White Male Ethnonationalism in a Multi-Cultural Reality.” Interpreting Religion: Making Sense of Religious Lives. Bristol, UK: Bristol University Press.

e. Lundskow, George. 2022. “Conspiracies and Restorative Violence in American Culture.” Critical Sociology, February. doi:10.1177/08969205211073703. 

f. Lundskow, George and Lauren Langman. 2022. “From Grievance to Insurrection: Authoritarian Populism Today.” Critical Sociology 48, 6: 909–915. 

g. Lundskow, George and Lauren Langman. 2020. “Social Character, Social Change, and the Social Future.” Erich Fromm's Critical Theory: Hope, Humanism, and the Future. London, UK: Bloomsbury.

h. Lundskow, George. 2020. “The Necessity of Progressive Religion to Foment Progressive Change:  A Frommian Argument.” Erich Fromm's Critical Theory: Hope, Humanism, and the Future. London, UK: Bloomsbury.

i. Lundskow, George. 2020. “Resistance and Revolution in Society Exemplified in Film Noir and Science Fiction in the Baby Boomer and Millennial-GenZ Age.” Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 103, 2: 184-215.


I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Kansas in 1999. Since then, I have published numerous articles and books on the social psychology of right-wing populism and American Character. In general, I study the intersection of political-economic and cultural forces that legitimate popular acceptance of economic exploitation, cultural-identity oppression, militarism, and destruction, and at the same time, the forces that promise a more fulfilling, egalitarian, and broadly prosperous future.

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