Anne Nassauer

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Anne Nassauer

(Visiting Fellow, August 2019 - August 2020)

Anne Nassauer is a sociologist with a research focus on violence and deviant action, collective behavior, and the use of 21st century video data for scientific inquiry. Her research lies at the intersection between sociology, social psychology, and criminology, with the ultimate goal to better understand social processes and interaction. Her recent book “Situational Breakdowns” examines protest violence, uprisings, and store robberies, showing which factors can draw us into violent situations and discussing how and why we make uncommon individual and collective decisions. Her current research projects at Yale University examine officer involved shootings of black citizens in the US, rampage school shootings in the US, and Video Data Analysis.

Selected Publications

Nassauer, A. (2019). Situational Breakdowns: Understanding Protest Violence and Other Surprising Outcomes. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nassauer, A. & Legewie, N. (2019). “Analyzing 21st Century Video Data on Situational Dynamics—Issues and Challenges in Video Data Analysis” Social Sciences 8(3):100.

Nassauer, A. & Legewie, N. (2018). “YouTube, Google, Facebook: 21st Century Online Video Research and Research Ethics.” Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 19:03, Art. 32.

Nassauer, A. & Legewie, N. (2018). “Video Data Analysis: A Methodological Frame for a Novel Research Trend.” Sociological Methods and Research.

Nassauer, A. (2018). “Situational Dynamics and the Emergence of Violence During Protests.” Psychology of Violence.

Nassauer, A. & Vasi, I. B. (2018). “On Carrots and Mobs. The Transnational Diffusion of a Collective Ethical Consumption Tactic.” Acta Sociologica.

Nassauer, A. (2018). “How Robberies Succeed or Fail: Analyzing Crime Caught on CCTV.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.55(1).

Nassauer, A. (2016). “From Peaceful Marches to Violent Clashes: A Micro-Situational Analysis.” Social Movement Studies. 1-16.

Nassauer, A. (2015). “Forward Panic and Police Riots” in Marco Gerster, Steffen Krämer, and Daniel Ziegler (Eds.) Framing Excessive Violence – Discourse and Dynamics (pp. 37-59), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nassauer, A. (2015). ”Effective Crowd Policing: Empirical Insights on Avoiding Violence”, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 38:1, 3-23.