Patrick Bergemann

Patrick Bergemann

Associate Professor
Organization and Management  


PhD, Sociology, Stanford University
BA, Economics, University of Chicago

Research Interest


Crime Reporting

Social Control


Social Networks

Patrick Bergemann is an Associate Professor of Organization and Management at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. He studies the ways in which individuals, organizations, and states respond to wrongdoing, as they seek to stop its occurrence and hold those responsible accountable. One of his primary interests is whistleblowing, where he seeks to understand how social relations influence the willingness to report others, and what prevents some people from coming forward.

His research has been published in top management and sociology journals, including the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Organization Science, Management Science, and the Academy of Management Review. His book, Judge Thy Neighbor: Denunciations in the Spanish Inquisition, Romanov Russia, and Nazi Germany, was published by Columbia University Press.

Prior to joining the Merage School, Patrick was an Assistant Professor at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University.