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The PowerPoint slides for my talk “The Ethnic Dimensions: Bringing ethnic divisions & conflict to the center of social movement theory” given at Notre Dame on May 5, 2012 on the occasion of my receiving the John D. McCarthy Award for lifetime achivement in social movements. Here is a PDF of the slides. This is a text write up of the talk.

My paper, “Repression and Crime Control: Why Social Movements Scholars Should Pay Attention to Mass Incarceration as a Form of Repression,” a revision of the paper I presented at the Social Movements Workshop August 9, 2007, explains the link between these two lines of work. Reprint.

My paper “Talking About Racial Disparities in Imprisonment,” presented at the meeting of the International Sociological Association in Durban, South Africa on July 24, 2006, is in revision for publication in Handbook of Public Sociology, edited by Vincent Jeffries. It discusses my experiences in doing public sociology.

My recent work on research on protests and social movements falls into two somewhat-overlapping projects : (1) empirical studies of the interrelations of protests, news coverage, and political processes and (2) development of formal models of the coevolution of social movements and cycles of protest. Note: work on these projects summarized on this page was supported in part by NSFgrants #SBR9819884, SBR 96-01409 and SBR 95-11748. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

I also have other writings about social movements and protest. Complete list of publicationsList of Publications with abstracts