Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
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(214) 768 2499
Research & Teaching Interests
Social Movements, Political Sociology, Theory, Historical & Comparative Sociology, Social Inequality, Organizations, Globalization
I have long been fascinated by the processes through which social movement participants understand historical injustices and articulate both those injustices and solutions to them. My research has therefore focused on how social movement participants socially construct their own history, incorporate it into their movements and present their messages to themselves and outsiders. I have done work on the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, the women’s movement, and AIDS activism. Current projects focus on college student activism across one hundred years at one university. My research also incorporates a focus on social inequality and the power of organizations.