Spring 2014 Schedule

January 30: Doug McAdam, “How Did We Get into this Mess? Race, Region and Social Movements in Today’s Politics of Division.” [Paper] [Supplementary Chapter]
Critics: Frances Fox Piven, Aaron Shapiro.

February 6: Jose Aleman and Dwayne Woods, “No Way Out: Travel Restrictions and Authoritarian Stability.” [Paper]
Critics: Jonathan Blake, Susan Woodward.

February 13: Sebastian Guzman, ” ‘I Have to Believe:’ Motivater Reasoning and Movement Participation Among Chilean Housing Debtors.”  [Paper]
Critics: John Krinsky, Koby Oppenheim.    [Session postponed to March 6]

February 20: E. Colin Ruggero, “Movement and Scene: Punks, Occupy, and the Drivers of Participation in US Radical Movements.” [Paper]
Critics: Elke Zuern, Ralph Chipman.

February 27: Ricardo G. Gabriel, “Estamos Despertando: The Puerto Rican Student Movement at CUNY.” [Paper]
Critics: Sebastian Guzman, Emily Campbell.

March 6: Sebastian Guzman, ” ‘I Have to Believe:’ Motivater Reasoning and Movement Participation Among Chilean Housing Debtors.”  [Paper]
Critics: John Krinsky, Koby Oppenheim.

March 13: Jonathan Blake, “Identity on the March: Participating in Contentious Rituals in Northern Ireland.” [Paper]
Critics: Jeff Goodwin, Kevin Moran.

March 20: Spring breaks.

March 27: Jane McAlevey, “Alinsky’s Legacy: the Crisis of New Labor and Community Organizing’s Scale Challenge.” [Please email gcappelletti@gc.cuny.edu for a copy of the paper.]
Critics: Cecelia Walsh-Russo, Luke Elliott.

April 3: James Jasper, “Emotions and Democracy.” [Paper]
Critics: AK Thompson, Kumru Toktamis.

April 10: Luke Elliott, “Strategic Interaction Spirals: The Case of Occupy Nashville.” [Paper]
Critics: Penny Lewis, Jim Jasper.