- Chair-Elect: Rory McVeigh, University of Notre Dame
- Council Member: Kelsy Kretschmer, Oregon State University
- Council Member: Joshua Bloom, University of Pittsburgh
- Mentoring Committee: Edward Flores, University of California, Merced
- Workshop Committee: E. Colin Ruggero, Community College of Philadelphia
- Nominations Committee: Amanda Pullum, CSU Monterey Bay
- Publications Committee: Megan E. Brooker, University of Kansas
- Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion: Hajar Yazdiha, University of Southern California
A statement by Dr. Tina Fetner, President of the Canadian Sociological Association, Chair of the Sociology Department at McMaster University, and Chair of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section of the American Sociological Association.
I write to offer my strong support of striking graduate workers throughout the University of California system who are asking for a cost of living adjustment that takes extremely high housing costs into account. I recognize the value of the work that graduate students do to support the educational mission of universities. These are the workers on the front line of undergraduate education and universities would be unable to continue without them.
I support fair compensation and working conditions for all graduate workers, and I encourage the University of California campuses to come to terms in dialogue with graduate workers that result in fair compensation and working conditions. As a proud alumna of UC Santa Cruz, I implore university administrators to address this labour dispute with integrity and fair dealing.
- UCSC Kresge College 1990
- Chair, McMaster Sociology Department
- Chair, ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements
- President, Canadian Sociological Association
A Call for Papers
Mobilization’s European office is assisting the sponsorship of a conference on Solidarity’s legacy at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, June 4-5, 2020. Solidarity’s nonviolent challenge to Soviet-style communism was mass-based, strategic, and enduring. It was the key link in the chain of events that ended Europe’s post-war division. We call for papers that analyze Solidarity’s historical, cultural, social, theoretical, and spiritual legacies. Accepted papers will be organized according to three themes: Solidarity’s place in the Cold War, its place in the social sciences, and its ideological heritage. Send abstracts and 100-word bio to the coordinator, Krzysztof.Brzechczyn@ipn.gov.pl by March 31.
Part of the Research Handbooks in Law & Society Series by Edward Elgar Publishing, edited by Austin Sarat and Rosemary Hunter
- Editors: Steve Boutcher (UMass Amherst), Corey Shdaimah (U of Maryland), and Michael Yarbrough (CUNY-John Jay)
- Confirmed contributors: Lynette Chua, Ching-Fang Hsu, Salman Hussain, Filiz Kahramann, Tshepo Madlingozi, Michael McCann, Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Anne Revillard, Atef Said, Mihaela Serban, Rachel Seoighe, Danish Sheikh, Farrah Tek, Viviane Weitzner
In these unsettled times, the study of law and social movements provides an ideal lens for rethinking fundamental questions about the relationship between law and power. This Handbook takes up that challenge, using this historical moment as an opportunity to frame a new, more global and dynamic phase of law and social movement studies.Read More
The Fall 2019 edition of the Critical Mass Bulletin is out, and features rich original analyses, reports, and more. Get your PDF copy here:
You can also find content from the 44-2 issue of Critical Mass Bulletin in the posted articles immediately following this one.
Tina Fetner, McMaster University
How are we supposed to teach our courses, complete our studies and write up our findings when so much collective action and social change is going on all around us? Impeachment hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives. Climate strikes mobilizing hundreds of thousands of demonstrators around the world. White nationalists and other right-wing extremists gathering strength in online forums. As scholars of collective behavior and social movements, we may have trouble catching our breath at times, but at least we will never be bored.Read More
Collective Behavior and Social Movements Refereed Roundtables
E. Colin Ruggero, Community College of Philadelphia; firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Scholarship on Activism, Contention, Social Movements
This session seeks scholarship on a broad range of scholarly questions regarding resistance, activism, contentious politics and social movements. Of particular interest are studies that cut across social movement cases to examine broad themes across social movement organizations and sectors.
Catherine Corrigall-Brown, University of British Columbia; email@example.comRead More
ASA 2019: Thinking About Abeyance in the 21st Century
Nancy Whittier, Smith College and Jo Reger, Oakland University
This session, organized by Jo Reger and presided over by Nancy Whittier, aimed to examine how the foundational concept of social movement abeyance functions and is relevant in the 21st century. Articulated by Verta Taylor and Leila Rupp in their investigation of the “doldrums” of the women’s movement in the early 20th century, abeyance has been applied to multiple social movement contexts to illustrate how movements survive in period of low mobilization. The invited panel of Alison Dahl Crossley, Fabio Rojas, and Suzanne Staggenborg explored the transformation of the abeyance concept over time and considered its relevance in today’s context of rapid social movement mobilization. Their comments were followed by reflections and discussion from Rupp and Taylor and a lively discussion with audience members. Some of the panelists’ core points were as follows:Read More
The goal of this conference is to facilitate dialogue and debate among scholars and students who are working at the intersection of political economy and social movement studies.
Keynote speaker: Vivek Chibber (New York University), “Movements and the Many Lives of Capitalism”Read More