Intercampus Social Movement Workshop

The Intercampus Social Movement Workshop is organized by our hub in coordination with leading social movement scholars from York University, The City University New York, University of California-Santa Barbara, and University of Pittsburg. In essence, this workshop is a new collaborative exchange between academic institutions with specialties in disciplined social movement research. Within monthly sessions, we hear about and discuss research carried out by advanced PhD students, faculty, postdocs, and movement-based activist scholars.

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Past Sessions:

Social Movement Workshop: Hashem Alrefai and Rana Sukarieh

Friday, April 29, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Online (Zoom)


"How do ordinary people become political opponents in an authoritarian state?" by Hashem Alrefai (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

"Building sustained solidarity with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Toronto" by Rana Sukarieh (York University)

Social Movement Workshop: Maria Valdovinos and Gülay Kilicaslan

Friday, March 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT


"Deprovincializing Kurdish Contentious Politics: Forced Migration, Politics of Scale and Activism across Kurdistan, Turkey, and Europe" by Gülay Kilicaslan (York University)

"From Mass Incarceration to Decarceration and Abolition: Historical Underpinnings, Imagined Futures, and the Care Promise" by Maria Valdovinos Olson (George Mason University)


Social Movement Workshop: John Krinsky and Benjamin Case

Friday, February 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST


"Organizing, Structure, Movement" by John Krinsky (The City College of New York)

"Violence, Nonviolence, and Riotous Resistance" by Benjamin Case (University of Massachusetts Amherst)


Social Movement Workshop: Jeff Feng and Marisa Allison

Friday, January 28, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST


"Toward queer climate justice" by Jeff Feng (University of California, Santa Barbara)

"Where the Public in Public U. Begins and Ends: An Institutional Ethnography of Resistance to Corporate Influence in Higher Education" by Marisa Allison (George Mason University)