Emerging Stars in Social Movement Research

Each spring, in conjunction with the John D. McCarthy Award celebration, the Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame hosts the Young Scholars in Social Movements conference. Conference participants come from around the world and include some of the brightest graduate students and assistant professors studying activism, social movements, and political conflict. Our team of Contributing Editors—the folks who write the blog’s Daily Disruption posts—is primarily drawn from this pool of talented young scholars. We are taking the next several weeks to shine the spotlight on these emerging stars and on their research.  New ideas often (perhaps usually) come from younger generations. So, in many ways, these posts represent where the field is headed and should be interesting to anyone seeking to better understand processes of activism and social change.

Many thanks to the Contributing Editors listed below—for allowing us to feature their work in the coming weeks, and for their contributions to the Daily Disruption. We plan to post a new essay from these authors every few days during the months of October and November, so check back often.

Matthew Baggeta, Indiana University (essay)
Tarun Banerjee, SUNY at Stony Brook (essay)
Daniel Blocq, University of Wisconsin, Madison (essay)
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, Central European University (essay)
Alison Dahl Crossley, Stanford University (essay)
Daniel Escher, University of Notre Dame (essay)
Erin Evans, University of California Irvine (essay)
Todd Fuist, Western Washington University (essay)
Christopher Hausmann, Northwestern College (essay)
Amy Jonason, University of Notre Dame (essay)
Jaime Kucinskas, Indiana University (essay)
Betsy Leondar-Wright, Class Action (essay)
Benjamin Lind, National Research University (essay)
Stephen Meyers, University of California, San Diego (essay)
Laura K. Nelson, University of California, Berkeley (essay)
Kathleen (Casey) Oberlin, Grinnell College
Peter B. Owens, University of California, Irvine (essay)
David Pettinicchio, University of Toronto (essay)
Sharon M. Quinsaat, University of Pittsburgh (essay)
Federico Rossi, Tulane University (essay)
Jen Schradie, University of California, Berkeley (essay)
Amber Tierney, University of California, Irvine (essay)
Ana Velitchkova, Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (essay)
Rima Wilkes, University of British Columbia (essay)
Fei Yan, University of Oxford (essay)

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