Before coming to the University of Idaho, I was an assistant professor at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. My research is both quantitative and qualitative in nature and focuses on social movements, globalization, and the policing of protest in western democracies. In particular, I have studied cross-national participation in the European environmental movement, varying levels of protest groups’ involvement in the global justice movement, and the policing of global justice protests in the U.S. I am extending my analysis of protest policing to Canada, the U.K. and other European nations. In addition, I am examining the impact of networks and concern for maintaining legitimacy on organizational involvement in the global justice movement.
I enjoy teaching courses in political sociology, social conflict, social movements, globalization, and social control. I integrate an international perspective into my courses in order to address the complexity and inequality evident in our interconnected and globally stratified world.
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