Amanda Pullum is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Monterey Bay. She is primarily interested in social movement strategy and coalitions, and is currently studying alliances between teachers’ unions and non-labor allies. Her previous research has focused on strategic choice processes used by teachers’ unions in the wake of widespread state-level legislative restrictions in 2011, and on the Tea Party movement. Prior to joining CSUMB in 2017, Amanda earned her B.S. and M.S. from Virginia Tech, and her Ph.D. in sociology from UC Irvine in 2015. She spent three years as a Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University, where she taught first-year writing courses focused on social movements. Amanda’s work has been published in Social Currents, Mobilization, Sociological Compass, and several edited volumes. Her research has been supported by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, a University of California President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, and a University of California Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship.