Jackie studies the connections between globalization and political mobilization. She is particularly interested in how social movements are shaped by global economic structures and institutions as well as how they affect global norms and political processes. Her current research focuses on the World Social Forum process and the larger global justice movement, and in particular how movements build coalitions across a variety of differences such as class, race, gender and national identity. She also explores how groups make connections between local and global level politics, and has become involved in local groups working on a variety of social justice issues. Jackie teaches courses on transnational social movements, global society, and the United Nations.