RSS Social Movements Workshop

The social movements workshop provides graduate students with an opportunity to share ongoing research with faculty and students working specifically in the areas of social movements, collective action, and political mobilization. The primary aim of the workshop is to assist students with writing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as writing grant, fellowship, and dissertation proposals. Through discussion and written feedback, the workshop seeks to introduce students to contemporary theory and research on political protest, as well as prominent works in the “canon” that may be relevant to their work.  It is a methodologically diverse group, and draws participants not only from Sociology, but also Women’s Studies, Political Science, and Social Work, among others.

While the format varies across sessions, in most cases, the “speaker” for the week circulates a draft in advance of the workshop, and participants are expected to read and prepare comments for discussion.

 

Faculty participating in the Social Movements workshop include:  

Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Robert Jansen, Sandy Levitsky (co-organizer and Fall 14 coordinator), Kiyo Tsutsui (co-organizer), Rachel Best (Winter 2015 coordinator) and Christian Davenport (Political Science)

Graduate Students participating in the Social Movements workshop include:  

Erica Morrell (student organizer), Claire Whitlinger, Jessica Garrick, Nick Epitia Lagina Gause (Political Science), Kendra Opatovsky, Angela Perone, among others.   

 

In 2013-14, the Social Movements Workshop will be offered in both the Fall and Winter semesters.

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  • Social Movements Workshop

    "Moments of Multivocality: Explaining Commemorations of the 1964 'Mississippi Burning' Murders" Read More
    Speaker: Claire Whitlinger
    Date: 10/02/2013; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    "The role of elites in social movements: Reframing the conversation" Read More
    Speaker: Alex Kulick
    Date: 10/16/2013; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    "Mobilizing the National Labor Relations Act: Section 7 in the Non-unionized Workplace" Read More
    Speaker: Jessica Garrick
    Date: 11/06/2013; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    "Science and Its Discontents: Constructing the Public Through Technological Risk" Read More
    Speaker: Matt Sullivan
    Date: 11/20/2013; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    "Who Rats? An Empirical Analysis of Defection During Political Arrest" Read More
    Speaker: Christian Davenport
    Date: 12/04/2013; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    Goal Setting, Strategic Development, and Resistance within a Low-Income Community Facing Undesirable Development: A Case Study from Southwest Detroit (2008 – 2012) Read More
    Speaker: Amy Krings
    Date: 02/19/2014; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11 Read More
    Speaker: Michael Heaney
    Date: 03/19/2014; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    Understanding Policy Domain Formation: The Comparative Politics of Local Food in Detroit and Cleveland Read More
    Speaker: Erica Morrell
    Date: 04/02/2014; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    Individuals and the Politics of (Re)claiming Food Governance in Detroit and Cleveland Read More
    Speaker: Erica Morrell
    Date: 09/17/2014; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4147 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    Cuba and Venezuela: Revolution and Reform Read More
    Speaker: Silvia Pedraza
    Date: 10/01/2014; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4147 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    Biased in Their Favor: Legislative Response to Collective Action by the Politically Marginalized Read More
    Speaker: LaGina Gause
    Date: 10/15/2014; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4147 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    White Squats on Black Blocks: Property Resistance and the Outcomes of Rebuilding Detroit Read More
    Speaker: Claire Herbert
    Date: 11/05/2014; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4147 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    When Missions and Lobbying Diverge: Self-Censored Advocacy and the Health Policy Agenda Read More
    Speaker: Rachel Best
    Date: 11/19/2014; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4147 LSA


  • Social Movements Workshop

    Understanding the Political Motivation of Undocumented Latino Youth Read More
    Speaker: Nick Espitia
    Date: 12/03/2014; 2:30PM to 4:00PM
    Location: 4147 LSA