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Stuart A. Wright is an American sociologist and author. As of 2007 he holds the position of Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Lamar University. Dr. Wright has spoken at lengths in regards to the Branch Davidian Conflict in Waco, Texas. His works have been referenced in condemning the media and government for the characterization of the Branch Davidians as a "cult" group. Such labeling has been blamed as part of a campaign by both entities to dehumanize the members and garner public support against the Waco group.


  • Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics), Cambridge University Press (June 30, 2007), ISBN 0-521-69419-1
  • Armageddon in Waco: Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict , University Of Chicago Press (September 20, 1995), ISBN 0-226-90845-3
  • Storming Zion: Exploring State Raids on Religious Communities (with Susan J. Palmer) (forthcoming 2011) Oxford University Press[1]


  1. Wood, Louise (February 2010). "Sect Under Siege" (PDF). Cardinal Cadence 38 (1): 13–15. "Under contract with Oxford University Press, Wright and Palmer are completing what they believe will be the first comprehensive study ever conducted of government raids on religious communities —from Central and West Texas to European locales. Storming Zion: Exploring State Raids on Religious Communities, is scheduled for publication in late 2011.".


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