CBSM Events at ASA 2019

This list includes the sessions and events sponsored by the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section at the annual ASA meeting in New York City. It also includes thematic sessions that have a CBSM focus. The CBSM-sponsored events are noted with asterisks. The theme for this year’s conference, “Engaging Social Justice for a Better World,” has much to do with activism, movements, and organizing, so many other sections are offering sessions that may be of interest to CBSM members—there were too many to list here! We encourage you to view the full program at:

Saturday, August 10

The Evolution of Social Movements

Saturday, August 10, 10:30am to 12:10pm

Sheraton New York, Second Floor, Central Park East

Session Organizer, Presider, & Discussant: Belinda Robnett, University of California-Irvine

  • Black protest Events in the US 1994-2010: Issues, Campaigns and Trends Pamela E. Oliver, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Alex Hanna, Google; Chaeyoon Lim, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • What Happened to Occupy? Collective Identity Transformations across a Protest Wave Heather McKee Hurwitz, Case Western Reserve University; Brianne Felsher, University of California Berkeley
  • Moving Off Message: The Evolution of Tea Party Discourse, 2009-2018 Patrick Rafail, Tulane University; John D. McCarthy, Pennsylvania State University
  • After Tahrir: Processes of Demobilization in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution Benjamin Abrams, Cambridge University & University College London

Social movements evolve over the course of protest waves and throughout their life cycle. Shifts to the strategies, tactics, and collective identities of movements may occur. This session provides insights into what internal and external factors contribute to these changes.

Sunday, August 11

Engaging Students in Social Change through Community Organizing Courses

Sunday, August 11, 12:30 to 2:10pm

New York Hilton, Second Floor, Madison

Session Organizer: Sebastián G. Guzmán

  • Leadership, Organizing, and Action: A Pedagogy of Practice Marshall Ganz, Harvard University
  • Social Problems to Social Solutions: Why Sociology Needs to Adopt Social Action in Our Courses Scott Myers-Lipton, San Jose State University
  • Bringing Community Organizing Training to the College Classroom Randy Stoecker, University of Winconsin
  • Teaching Community Change on the Blurred Frontier Between Campus and Community John Krinsky, The City College of New York

Reception for Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section

Joint reception with Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology and Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology

Sunday, August 11, 7:30pm

Sheraton New York, Third Floor, New York Ballroom West

Thank you to Berghahn Journals, publisher of Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, for supporting our reception this year. Berghahn is offering ASA members full access to Contention through August 31st. Please use the code: CBSM2019. View redemption details:

Monday, August 12

Critical Studies and Social Movement Frameworks

Mon, August 12, 8:30 to 10:10am

Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Liberty 3

Session Organizer & Presider: Edelina M. Burciaga, University of Colorado, Denver

  • Anti-Racist Social Change Organizations as Race-Makers: How French and American Anti-Racist Organizations Reproduce Dominant Racial Ideologies Nicole Arlette Hirsch, University of Southern California
  • Interactions and collective subjectivity – from localized resistance to revolutionary mass mobilization in the Tunisian Uprising Jann Boeddeling, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Labor as Social Movement and Force for Social Justice and a Better World K Mann, Miami University
  • Starving for Justice: Hunger Strikes, The Chicana/o Movement, and the Struggle for Dignity Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • The Durability of Disputes in the Digital Era Jessi Grace, Florida State University

A significant contingent of scholars of social movements has been critical of the frameworks offered by the social movement canon. Their critiques have ranged in scope including those wanting to expand the foci of research to those that argue for all movement research to consider how racisms shape every movement. In this session, we tackle these theoretical polemics.

New Social Movements

Mon, August 12, 8:30 to 10:10am

New York Hilton, Second Floor, Nassau East

Session Organizer: Mary Romero, Arizona State University

Presider: Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland

  • How the Women’s March Sparked the Resistance? Dana R. Fisher, University of Maryland
  • Beyond the Good Immigrant: How Identity Politics have come to Dominate the Dreamer Movement Walter Nicholls, University of California-Irvine
  • Social Justice in the Desert: Faith-Based Mobilizing to Save the Lives Along the Arizona-Sonora Desert Kraig Beyerlein, University of Notre Dame
  • The Movement for Black Lives: Power, Polemics, and Potential Legacy of Leader-full Social Justice Action for the African Diaspora Hillary Potter, University of Colorado-Boulder

Thinking about Abeyance in the 21st Century

Mon, August 12, 10:30am to 12:10pm

Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Liberty 3

Session Organizer: Jo Reger, Oakland University

Presider: Nancy E. Whittier, Smith College


  • Leila J. Rupp, University of California
  • Verta A. Taylor, Univ. of California – Santa Barbara
  • Alison Dahl Crossley, Stanford University
  • Fabio Rojas, Indiana University
  • Suzanne Staggenborg, University of Pittsburgh
  • Kathleen M. Blee, University of Pittsburgh

This session will examine how the foundational concept of social movement abeyance functions and is relevant in the 21st century. Articulated by Taylor and Rupp in their investigation of the “doldrums” of the women’s movement in the early 20th century, abeyance as a concept has been applied to multiple social movement contexts to illustrate how movements survive in period of low mobilization. This invited panel explores the transformation of the abeyance concept over time and considers its relevance in a new context of rapid social movement mobilization in a period of social protest and turmoil.

Activist Research in Public Discourse and Policy

Mon, August 12, 10:30am to 12:10pm

New York Hilton, Second Floor, Nassau West

Session Organizer: Pamela Anne Quiroz, University of Houston

Presider: Jose Zapata Calderon, Pitzer College

  • Centering the Oppressed, the Exploited and the Dispossessed: Knowledge, Power and Transformation Walda Katz-Fishman, Howard University; Jerome Scott, League of Revolutionaries for a New America
  • Liberation 101: What I’ve Learned (and How I Learned It) in the Struggle for Justice Corey Dolgon, Stonehill College
  • Combining Research, Teaching, and Organizing for Social Change Jose Zapata Calderon, Pitzer College

According to Michael Buroway, “As mirror and conscience of society, sociology must define, promote and inform public debate about deepening class and racial inequalities, new gender regimes, environmental degradation, market fundamentalism, state and non-state violence.” Though activist scholarship in the discipline has long preceded this statement, the past fifteen years has seen a reinvigoration of activist research as sociologists engage social justice causes that range from vegetarianism and food deserts to global warming and the promotion of peace. 
The members of this panel bridge social justice activities with academic scholarship to create a more equitable and inclusive society. In the process they also demonstrate how sociology, politics and policy are inextricably linked.

Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Refereed Roundtables

Mon, August 12, 2:30 to 3:30pm

Sheraton New York, Second Floor, Empire Ballroom East

Session Organizers: E. Colin Ruggero, Community College of Philadelphia; Andrew K. Thompson, Ithaca College

Biography, Identity, and Social Bonds

Presider: Jenna L O’Connor, DePaul University

  • Identity Work and Non-Ascribed Identity: The Case of Survivor Politics Yael Findler, USC
  • Ideology, Social Ties, and Mobilization: The Kansas City Women’s Trade Union League, 1910-1919 Jeff Stilley, University of Missouri Columbia
  • Moral Authenticity and Collective Identity in Broad-Based Collective Action Jack Delehanty, Clark University
  • Restorative Kinship: Mothers of Color Transforming Family Relationships through Local Community Organizing Jennifer E. Cossyleon, Johns Hopkins University
  • Western Feminism—Constructive for Some, Destructive for Others: An Analysis of United States Feminist and Anti-Feminist Identification Alexis P. Hilling, Kent State University

Coalitions and Collaboration

Presider: Kevin Hans Waitkuweit, University of Notre Dame

  • Endeavoring to Change History: Palestinian-Led Transnational Coalitions in the Occupied West Bank Michelle I. Gawerc, Loyola University Maryland
  • Intersectional Organizing and Educational Justice Movements: Strategies for Cross-movement Solidarities Mark R. Warren, University of Massachusetts Boston; Jose Zapata Calderon, Pitzer College; Andrew King, University of Massachusetts Boston; Patricio Belloy, University of Massachusetts Boston; Bianca Ortiz-Wythe, University of Massachusetts Boston; Pam Martinez, Padres & Jovenes Unidos
  • Leadership and Structure in Coalitions: A Comparison of Two Local Alliances Suzanne Staggenborg, University of Pittsburgh; Caitlin Hays Schroering, University of Pittsburgh
  • Singing Like a Socialist: Coalitions, Worksongs, and Organizational Sociability Andrew Keefe, Harvard University
  • The Diversity Layer: Civil Society Organizations-of-Organizations Matthew G. Baggetta, Brad R. Fulton, and Zoe Caplan, Indiana University

Corporations, NGOs, and Social Movements

Presider: Emily Helen Yen, UCLA

  • Boundaries of Counterpublics: Explaining the Transformation of Labor NGOs in China Mujun Zhou, Zhejiang University
  • Channeling Activism? Assessing how Funding Source Affects the Strategies of Environmental Organizations Catherine Corrigall-Brown and Max Chewinski, University of British Columbia
  • Collective Bargaining and Social Inequality Reproduction in Labor Relations: Ethnographic and Socio-Historical Approach (French Case Study) Maïlys Gantois, CESSP/CRPS Université Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Reluctant Hybridity: Grassroots Advocacy and Service Provision in the US Opioid Epidemic Benita Roth, Binghamton University
  • Responsible for Whom? The Impact of CSR on Firm Vulnerability and Responsiveness to Social Movement Activism Tarun Banerjee and Caitlin Hays Schroering, University of Pittsburgh

Environmental Movements and Eco-Catastrophe

Presider: Cecelia C Walsh-Russo, University of Copenhagen

  • Broker and Buffer: Why Environmental Organizations Participate in Popular Protests in China Yang Zhang, American University
  • Ecological Risk, Collective Efficacy, and Cost Sharing in Coastal Activism Hyung Sam Park
  • Putting Anti-Fracking Mobilization in Context: A Historical Analysis Amanda E. Maull, The Pennsylvania State University

Far-Right Movements

Presider: Gregory Goalwin, Aurora University

  • “Both Roads Lead to Rome”: Pathways Towards Commitment in a Far-Right Organization Sebastien Parker, University of Toronto
  • For Blood and Honor: An Analysis of Contemporary American Hatecore Lyrics Roberto Fernandez Morales
  • Right-Wing Extremist Attitudes among Juveniles: Results from a Representative Survey in Germany Sören Kliem and Dominic Kudlacek , Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony

Frames and Framing

Presider: Marcos Emilio Perez, Washington and Lee University

  • Forms of Capital and Vocabularies of Discontent: Framing Urban Transformation in Istanbul Aras Koksal, University of Minnesota
  • Framing California’s End of Life Option Act: Social Movements, Medicine, and Dying Cindy L. Cain, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Sara McCleskey, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Latent Framing Opportunities for Movements and Counter-movements: The US Network Neutrality Debate, 2005-2015 Gabriel Menard, University of Toronto
  • The Effect of Framing Adoption and Emotions on Individual Mobilization Outcomes During an Online Health Campaign Anna Priante, University of Twente
  • The “Health Risk” Frame: A Conceptual Discussion and an Empirical Application Paolo Crivellari, University Toulouse
  • When Do Movements Influence Opinion? Results from an Experiment Francesca Polletta and Colin Bernatzky, University of California, Irvine

Mobilization and Motivations

Presider: Oded Marom, University of Southern California

  • Exploring the Motivation and Means for Political and Social Activism in the United States Brittany M. Kowalski, Sara K. Guthrie, Julia Kay Wolf, and Katie E. Corcoran, West Virginia University
  • Impact of Perceived Consequence of Social Movement on Political Efficacy and Change in Political Participation Gary Tang, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong; Hiu-Fung Chung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Iaioflautas: A Seniors’ Networked Social Movement Daniel Blanche, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Urban Renewal in Moscow and the New Life of Housing Activism Anna Zhelnina, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Why Do College Social Justice Activists Stop When They Graduate? Jonathan Horowitz, Carolina Population Center

Movements and Emotions

Presider: Sonny M. Nordmarken, University of Massachussetts – Amherst

  • A Matter of Trust: The Voice of the Faithful and Pursuing Change in the Catholic Church Marc W. Steinberg, Smith College; Patricia M. Ewick, Clark University-Old
  • Caregiving in Social Movements: Emotional Dynamics in Nonprofits Helping Migrants on the U.S-Mexico border Alejandro Marquez, University of Texas at Austin
  • Compelling or Ignored? Aggrieved Groups in Social Movements Kelly Bergstrand, University of Texas, Arlington
  • Hot, Cold, or Ambivalent: Emotions and Leadership Styles in Social Movements Yusheng Lin, National Tsing Hua University
  • The Emotional Logic of Streaming Video in the “White Wednesdays” Movement in Iran Farinaz Basmechi and Gabe Ignatow, University of North Texas


Presider: Amina Zarrugh, Texas Christian University

  • Discontent, Resources, and Social Networks: A Meta-Analysis of Protest Participation Shelley J. Boulianne, MacEwan University; Lauren Copeland and Ada Chase Bemis, Baldwin Wallace University
  • The Impact of Gender Inequality on Protests in India, 2010-2012 Shawn M. Ratcliff and Regina E. Werum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Thinking Globally about “Patterns of Protest”: The Influence of Individual and National Characteristics on Protest Participation Monica Calderon and Melinda D. Kane, East Carolina University
  • What Distinguishes Protests from Their Counterfactuals Han Zhang, Princeton University
  • Racialized Accountability Threat: Demographic Changes and Participation in Accountability Test Boycotts in New York Richard Paquin Morel, Northwestern University

Political Parties, The State, and Social Movements

Presider: Anya Mikael Galli Robertson, University of Dayton

  • Ecofeminist Analysis of the 2018 Midterm Election of Women in the United States Congress Lydia Rose, Kent State University; Teresa M. Bartoli, Independent Scholar and Activist
  • Evaluating Movement Constitutionalism in Constitutional Change and Democratization Ben Manski, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Measures of Last Resort: Shaping Policy through Ballot-Based Activism Amanda Pullum, California State University-Monterey Bay; Eulalie Jean Laschever, DePaul University
  • Temperance and Maternal Welfare: A Novel Theory of Welfare State Development Austin Abernethy Stimpson Jenkins, Northwestern University
  • The Role of Social Movements and Economic Threat in Political Party Participation Paul D. Almeida, University of California, Merced; Eugenio Sosa, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras


Presider: Selin Bengi Gumrukcu, Rutgers University

  • “No Blue, No Red”: Partisanship, Populism, and Collective Identity Sadie M. Dempsey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Varieties of Populists: A Comparative Analysis of Political Orientations in Europe Martin Eirmann, UC Berkeley

Protest Policing and Repression

Presider: Lyndi N. Hewitt, UNC Asheville

  • Beyond Legality: Informal Norms and Protest Control in Democracies and Nondemocracies Yao Li, Harvard University
  • Protest Policing and the National Survey of Protest Events Bryant Crubaugh, Pepperdine University

Repertoires, Tactics, and Strategies

Presider: Thelma Iris Velez, The Ohio State University

  • Institutional Distrust and Tactical Repertoires in the European Social Movement Sector Matthew Schoene, Albion College
  • Morality as a Cultural Tactic: Choosing Nonviolence in South Korean Presidential Impeachment Protests Joohyun Park, UC Berkeley
  • The Contentiousness of Contemporary Young Women’s Movement in Korea: A Perspective of Strategic Action Fields Theory Joo-hyun Cho, Keimyung University
  • Winning Real Food on Campus: The Role of Strategy and Strategic Capacity in Campaign Outcomes Rebecca Watts Hull, Georgia Tech
  • Education and Representation: Cognitive Scripts and Queer Politics on the College Campus Shaeleya Miller, California State University, Long Beach

Temporality, History, and Collective Memory

Presider: E. Colin Ruggero, Community College of Philadelphia

  • Commemoration of Tiananmen and Hong Kong’s Democratic Movement Rebecca S.K. Li, The College of New Jersey
  • Future Imaginings in Social Movements: A Political Ethnography of Grassroots Activism in Contemporary Turkey Birgan Gokmenoglu, London School of Economics
  • Memory and Protest: The Role of Future Goals in Shaping Understandings of the Past Daniel Jaster, University of South Dakota
  • The Role of Temporal Dynamics in the Effects of Content Innovativeness on Diffusion Soomin Sophie Cho, Columbia Business School; Dan Wang, Columbia University

Violence and Non-Violence

Presider: Chengzuo Tang, Duke University

  • Are All Mass Shootings Equal? Testing a Cultural-Cognitive Theory Using Google Trends Data Daniel Semenza, Rutgers University, Camden; John Bernau, Emory University
  • Law and Disorder? A Survey Experiment on Perceptions of Protest and Nonviolence Yuan Hsiao and Scott Radnitz, University of Washington
  • Measuring Diffusion of Social Movements in the United States, 1960-1995 Tony Huiquan Zhang, St. Thomas More College
  • The Gray Zones of Red Zones: Contested Sovereignties and Violence Prevention in Urban El Salvador Daniel Patrick Burridge, University of Pittsburgh

Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Business Meeting

Mon, August 12, 3:30 to 4:10pm

Sheraton New York, Second Floor, Empire Ballroom East

Frontline Communities and Struggles for Racial, Environmental, and Economic Justice

Mon, August 12, 4:30 to 6:10pm

Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Liberty 3

Session Organizer: Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh

Presider: Marilyn Grell-Brisk, Universite de Neuchatel

  • A Disaster as Catalyst for Mobilization: The Convergence of Climate Justice and Agroecology in Puerto Rico Thelma Iris Velez, The Ohio State University
  • Clever Poverty: Plugging into and Diverging from Capitalism Hikmet Nazli Azergun
  • Gender Politics in Local and Global Struggles for Control of Water Commons Mangala Subramaniam, Purdue University
  • Oil Exploration as Catalyst for Climate Activism Patricia Widener, Florida Atlantic University
  • Ratchet-Rasquache Activism: Aesthetic and Discursive Frames within Chicago-Based Women of Color Activism Teresa Irene Gonzales, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Discussant: Marina Karides, University of Hawai’i at Hilo

Today’s struggles for social justice in the United States and around the world are noteworthy for the leadership roles played by historically oppressed groups—including indigenous communities, people of color, and low-income and urban communities. This panel features research on organizing among these often overlooked constituencies, exploring how analyses, organizing models, and campaigns are linking a variety of movements engaged in addressing some of the most critical challenges of our times.

Activist knowledge and movement research

Mon, August 12, 4:30 to 6:10pm

New York Hilton, Second Floor, Nassau East

Session Organizers and Presiders: Ben Manski, University of California, Santa Barbara; John Krinsky, The City College of New York


  • Jane McAlevey, Independent Scholar
  • Suren Moodliar, Independent Scholar
  • Randy Stoecker, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Lesley J. Wood, York University

Social movement scholars usually prioritize research questions, theories, methods, and findings of interest to others in the discipline; engagement with activists and with scholars who study social movements outside the formal discipline of social movement studies has taken lower priority. Accordingly, scholars and activists may not share a conception of “activist knowledge” or of its importance. Additionally, while social movement scholarship remains thin when engaging questions about effective strategy and methods for achieving systemic change, activists often look to scholarship anyhow. Activists seek information and concepts that can be used immediately; larger-scale analytic frameworks through which to understand their collective struggles; and historical reinterpretations of received activist wisdom. Thus, movement scholars’ contributions are sometimes picked up, reconfigured, and deployed by activists in building their own “theories of change.” Often, this occurs when scholars are personally involved in movement projects. Other times it is primarily the result of the diffusion of academic scholarship through teaching or popular media. And sometimes it results from the direct engagement of scholars studying the dynamics of particular movements. The effectiveness of such research lies both in the research itself having access to activist knowledge (and thus, a sensibility to how diverse activists might think about their activism) and also a means of disciplined interaction with activist-intellectuals themselves. This session renews the cause of movement-relevant research by bringing together respected scholar-activists and activist-intellectuals to consider how scholarship on movements can articulate with, strengthen, and be strengthened by ongoing engagement with activist knowledge.


Mon, August 12, 4:30 to 6:10pm

New York Hilton, Second Floor, Nassau West

Session Organizer: Brian Gran, Case Western Reserve University

Presider: Ira D. Silver, Framingham State University

  • Uncovering, Unsettling and Disrupting Settler Colonialism in the United States Erich W. Steinman, Pitzer College
  • Extractive Projects and State Violations of Human Rights on Indigenous Lands in North America: The Perpetual State of Exception Colin J. Samson
  • Breaking New Ground and Pushing the Limits of Environmental Justice Politics David Pellow, University of California-Santa Barbara

Activism and social movements have long held attention of sociologists. During a time when the United States is under-going significant social change, with contentious politics a feature of everyday life, activism and social movements will continue to be essential features of the socio-political landscape.

Tuesday, August 13

On Mentoring Scholar-Activists

Tue, August 13, 8:30 to 10:10am

New York Hilton, Second Floor, Nassau West

Session Organizer: Brian Gran, Case Western Reserve University

Presider: Matthew Oware, DePauw University

  • Revising the U.S. Constitution. Why? How? Judith Blau, University of North Carolina
  • Revolutionary Mentoring Rodney D. Coates, Miami University
  • Sociology for Social Transformation Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh
  • Rebuilding Broken Communities Charles Payne, Rutgers University Newark

Many sociologists envision their scholar activism as including teaching and mentoring new scholar activists who seek new visions and possibilities. What can we learn from experiences of prominent sociologists who have mentored scholar activists over their careers? Can sociologists anticipate institutional support for their mentorship? What barriers may they encounter? Why mentor scholar activists?

Doing Scholar Activism

Tue, August 13, 10:30am to 12:10pm

New York Hilton, Second Floor, Nassau East

Session Organizer: Brian Gran, Case Western Reserve University

Presider: Elizabeth J. Clifford, Towson University

  • Everybody Eats: Community Embedded Service-Learning as Public Sociology and Social Justice Work Sarah N. Gatson, Texas A&M University
  • Roots, not the Shoots: Community Accountability and Engagement in Liberatory Scholarship Monica M. White, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Social Research + Social Justice = Social Obligation for Social Activism Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland

Jane Addams, George Herbert Mead, W. E. B. DuBois. Sociology has a long tradition of scholars who are activists. This tradition continues today as sociologists employ scholarship to challenge inequities, inequalities, human rights violations, and violence. Their activism, in turns, informs sociological scholarship about social and political structures that can act as obstacles and facilitators to collective behavior and social movements.

Mobilizing for and Against Violence in Pursuit of Social Justice

Tue, August 13, 12:30 to 2:10pm

Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Liberty 1

Session Organizers: Aliza Luft, UCLA; Dana M. Moss, University of Pittsburgh

Presider: Dana M. Moss, University of Pittsburgh

  • A Mnemonic Community Frames the Crisis of Disappeared People as Extension of Mexico’s Dirty War Dolores Trevizo, Occidental College
  • “Extreme Pressure”: Gendered Negotiations of Violence and Vulnerability in Japanese Antiracism Movements Vivian Shaw, Harvard
  • Individual Stories, Emotion, and Mobilization against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Nella Van Dyke, Kathryn Patricia Daniels, Ashley Noel Metzger, Carolina Molina, University of California, Merced
  • LGBT Organizing Strategies in Repressive Contexts: Nigeria after the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Nicole Angotti, American University; Tara A. McKay, Vanderbilt University; Rachel Sullivan Robinson, American University
  • Molotov Cocktails to Mass Marches: Riots and Nonviolent Protests in Social Movement Uprisings Benjamin Steinhardt Case, University of Pittsburgh
  • The 3×1 Program for Migrants and Vigilante Groups in Contemporary Mexico Lauren Duquette-Rury, Wayne State University; Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, Bates College

This panel explores how states and social movements mobilize for and against violence in the pursuit of social justice. We demonstrate how violence is legitimated by claims to morality, justice, humanitarianism, dignity, and threat, as well as the complexities inherent in responding to violence, such that one person’s mobilization for redress or self-defense may be another’s experience of brutality. In light of the rise of state violence, civil war, terrorism, and minority victimization in recent years, this panel addresses pressing empirical and theoretical concerns central to the 2019 ASA theme of Engaging Social Justice for a Better World.

Resistance in The Trump Era: Defending Institutions and Advancing Social Justice

Tue, August 13, 12:30 to 2:10pm

New York Hilton, Second Floor, Clinton

Session Organizer & Presider: David S. Meyer, University of California, Irvine

  • Putting Trump in Historical Perspective Douglas McAdam, Stanford University
  • Persistence in the Resistance Dana R. Fisher, University of Maryland; Lorien Jasny, University of Exeter
  • Indivisible: From Institution to Movement Megan E. Brooker, University of California-Irvine
  • Black Lives Matter and Presidential Politics from Obama to Trump Megan Ming Francis, University of Washington

Discussant: Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University