Spring 2012

February 9: Jeff Goodwin, “Social-Movement Theory Today: An Insider’s Critique.”
Critics: John Krinsky, David Siegel. Paper

February 16: No Session.

March 1: Amy Holmes, “There are weeks when decades happen: Structure and Agency in the Egyptian Revolution.”
Critics: Jeff Goodwin.

March 8: Alicia Swords, “Untold Stories, Peoples’ Histories, and Movement Universities: Political Education in the Americas.”
Critics: Jim Jasper, Ian Roxborough. Paper

March 15: John Krinksy, “Pre-Occupied: The articulation of existing labor and community organizing with Occupy Wall Street.”
Critics: Caroline Lee, Jane McAlevey. Paper

March 22: Louis Esparza, “Occupy Los Angeles: A cultural model of movement cycles.”
Critics: Bogdan Vasi. Paper

March 29: Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar, “How common citizens transform politics: the cases of Mexico and Bolivia.”
Critics: Susan Woodward, Jose Laguarta. Paper

April 5: No Session.

April 19: Lesley J. Wood, “Internationalism Transformed – The World Festival of Youth and Students, 1947-2010.”
Critics: Vince Boudreau. Paper

April 26: Elizabeth Borland, “Perceiving Shifting Obstacles in the Fight for
Abortion Rights in Argentina.”
Critics: Heidi Swarts.

May 3: David Siegel, “Riding on Empty: External Abeyance Structures and New York’s Critical Mass.”
Greg SmithsonCecelia Walsh-Russo. Paper