Category Archives: Social Movements

Group-centered leadership formation in contemporary racial justice organizing

I recently returned to some collaborative writing from the “Breaking Consent” project. Our first paper from the project will be on group-centered leadership formation in contemporary racial justice organizing. The intention is to produce a contribution to academic and movement-relevant … Continue reading

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New chapter on “Political education in protest camps”

Protest Camps in International Context: Spaces, Infrastructures, and Media of Resistance will be published at the end of this month on Policy Press. I have contributed a chapter from my research in Mexico City. The editors (Gavin Brown, Anna Feigenbaum, … Continue reading

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Judith Butler on identity/difference and solidarity

This recent interview with Judith Butler suggests an approach to solidarity — or for Butler, ‘alliance’ — that resonates with the arguments of some human geographers (see relevant posts, here, and here). The following quote from the interview is especially … Continue reading

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Tension between innovation and reification in the spatiality of social movements

Priska Daphi has a new paper in Political Geography which usefully examines the enduring effects of protest waves, aligning — for me — with Lise Nelson’s excellent 2003 paper in Society and Space on the “sedimentation” in place of movement … Continue reading

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Mexican Transitions: Tlatelolco, stories of progress, and becoming adult in Mexico City

The program for the 2017 Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers meeting in New Orleans is now available online. I will present a paper I’m developing from out of my work in Mexico City (abstract below). Mexican Transitions: Tlatelolco, stories of … Continue reading

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Photos from the second anniversary (in Mexico City) of the Ayotzinapa disappearances

Thousands of people marched in Mexico City yesterday to mark the second anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 student teachers of the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos on September 26, 2014. Signs carried in the march, the chants, … Continue reading

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Back in Mexico City around the second anniversary of #Ayotzinapa

I am still in the early days of a short trip for fieldwork around the second anniversary of the forced disappearance of the student teachers in Guerrero. This is the first of two posts today. I will post another this … Continue reading

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