Remembering Chuck Tilly

Charles (Chuck) Tilly, a prominent and much-loved social movements scholar, died four years ago last Sunday. In 2005, Prospect Magazine called Tilly “America’s most prolific and interesting sociologist.”

Tilly’s work combines  insights from sociology, history and political science in the exploration of a wide variety of topics, including contentious politics, repression, violence, and identity.

The Social Science Research Council has a special section of its website dedicated to honoring Tilly’s life and work, and the site has been recently updated in observance of the anniversary of his death. Students might especially appreciate browsing some of Tilly’s famous annotated bibliographies, which span areas from research design to globalization.  Other features of the site include a list of selected publications (which nonetheless fills 27 pages!), links to review essays of Tilly’s life and work, and tributes and remembrances from other scholars. Visitors can also make a contribution to the Charles and Louise Tilly Fund for Social Science History.


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