Barry Glassner

  • Lewis & Clark College

Barry Glassner is a professor of sociology and author or co-author of nine books, including the bestseller, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things. A new and enlarged edition updated for the Trump era was published in late 2018.Described by The New York Times as “a master at the art of dissecting research,” Glassner has published scholarly articles in journals including the American Sociological Review, Social Problems, American Journal of Psychiatry, and Journal of Health and Social Behavior. His essays on social issues and on higher education have appeared in national newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.Featured prominently in Michael Moore’s Academy Award winning documentary, “Bowling for Columbine,” Glassner has appeared on numerous television programs, including “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and various programs on CNN and MSNBC, and on radio shows including National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Fresh Air,” “Talk of the Nation,” and “Marketplace,” the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Ideas” program, and BBC’s “Inquiry” program. The former president of Lewis & Clark College, Glassner was previously professor of sociology and executive vice provost at the University of Southern California. He has received a Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, a visiting fellowship at Oxford University, and “best book” designations from the Los Angeles Times book review, Choice magazine and Knight Ridder newspapers.