History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010.
Dissertation: “Against and Beyond: Radical Organizers
Building Another Politics in the U.S. and Canada”
Dissertation Chair: Barbara Epstein
Committee: Angela Davis, Paul Ortiz
The Evergreen State College (TESC), Olympia, Washington, 1999. Emphasis
Political Economy and Social Change.
Thesis: "Critical Hope: Youth and
Social Change on the Edge of the 21st Century."
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT
Amy Sonnie and James Tracy, Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban
Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times. Brooklyn:
Melville House, 2011.
Editor, Andrew Cornell, Oppose and Propose!: Lessons
from Movement for a New Society. Oakland: AK Press, 2010.
Hilary Moore, MA Thesis: “An Ethic of Care: A
Approach to Climate Justice Organizing in the Bay Area,”
College, Prescott, Arizona, 2010.
Teaching Assistant, 2003-2006, U.C.
Santa Cruz. Responsibilities included presentation of lectures
North American social movements, planning and preparation of course
syllabi and reading lists, conducting two weekly discussion sections
(approximately 25 students per section), student advising, and grading
examinations and other assignments.
History of Consciousness
Department, Winter 2005: 80J – Social Movements in the United
Community Studies Department, Fall 2004: 80B – The Civil
Community Studies Department, Winter 2004 and Winter 2006: 168
– Globalization and Its Discontents
Sociology Department, Summer 2003: 172 – Sociology of Social
Community Studies Department, Spring 2003, Spring 2005, and Spring
2006: 10 – Introduction to Community Activism
Community Studies Department, Winter 2003 and Spring 2004: 134
– Youth Cultures and Identity Politics
Research Assistant, 2003, U.C.
Santa Cruz, Professor Pamela Perry, Community Studies Department.
Contacted and prepared subjects for interviews as part of a long-term
ethnographic study on youth and racial formation.
Substitute Teacher, Anchorage
School District, Anchorage, AK 2000. Substituted in a range of classes
for grades 7-12, specializing in alternative schools and nontraditional
Peer Teacher, Steller Alternative
School, Anchorage, AK 1995. Created and taught a semester-long
"Anarchist Theory" course for fifteen students, ages 13-18.
for Anarchist Studies,
2010-present. Working as part of a collective-run institution to
encourage, support, and develop anti-authoritarian intellectual work.
Responsible for fundraising, participating in grant-giving decisions,
organizing events, editing content for a book series, and engaging in
collective planning and evaluation.
member, Upping the Anti,
2007-present. Assisting with editing an activist journal with
circulation among the radical left in Canada and the US. Responsible
for providing feedback on submitted articles, soliciting and developing
selected content, copy-editing, participating in regular collective
evaluation, and promoting the project.
Against War and Occupation,
Sudbury, ON, 2007-2012. Organizing Sudbury residents against wars
abroad, domestic consequences of war, and the continuing colonial
occupation of First Nations territories in North America. Responsible
for developing and promoting community education events, designing
posters and other written materials, planning campaigns and protests,
Rank-and-file organizer, United
Auto Workers Local 2865, 2002-2006. Organized teaching assistants to
build a democratic union culture and to act in solidarity with other
labor struggles. Responsible for developing educational materials,
facilitating departmental meetings, working in coalitions with students
and other union members, and planning protests and strikes.
Administrative Collective member,
Colours of Resistance,
2001-2009. Facilitated a transnational
network seeking to inject an explicitly multi-racial, anti-racist,
anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist perspective into the
'anti-globalization' movement. Responsible for editing and developing
website content and critical articles.
Core member, Direct Action Network
(Against Corporate Globalization), Seattle, WA 1999. Coordinated
large-scale demonstrations and direct action to confront the World
Trade Organization at its Seattle Ministerial in December 1999.
Responsible for creating, designing, editing, and co-writing a
nationally-distributed newspaper insert.
Evergreen Political Information Center, TESC, Olympia, WA 1997-1999.
Organized campus educational events with guest speakers, off-campus
protests, campus and community outreach, and an ongoing radical student
group. Co-organized for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal to be a 1999
TESC Commencement Speaker.
ADDITIONAL POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
Core organizer, Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty, Sudbury, ON 2012
Copy editor, Left Turn, 2010-2012
Participant, Occupy Sudbury,
Sudbury, ON 2011
Member, long road collective, Santa
Cruz, CA 2005-2006
Core organizer, Graduate Student Solidarity
Network, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 2004-2005
Student organizer, Wrench, Oregon State
University, Corvallis, OR 2001-2002.
Editor, Evergreen "Disorientation Manual,"
TESC, Olympia, WA 1997 & 1998.
Coordinator, Evergreen Animal Rights
Network, TESC, Olympia, WA 1997.
Core member, Planning Committee for regional
activist conference, Olympia, WA 1996-1997.
Contributing writer, Alaskans Concerned
About Latin America, Anchorage, AK 1992-1993.
Member, Student Environmental Action
Coalition, Anchorage, AK 1992-1993.
Co-founder, Steller Action Group, Steller
Alternative School, Anchorage, AK 1991-1993.
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
“From Collective Refusal to Collective
Liberation.” Introduction to Towards Collective Liberation:
Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building
Strategy, by Chris Crass. Oakland: PM Press, 2013. 1-12.
“Building a Mass Movement? Learning from the Occupy Sudbury Experience.” We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy From Occupation to Liberation. Eds. Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy, and Mike McGuire. Oakland: AK Press, 2012. 284-285.
“Leveraging the Academy: Suggestions for Radical Grad
Students and Radicals Considering Grad School.” (coauthored with
Alexis Shotwell) Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education.
Eds. Amanda Gilvin, Georgia M. Roberts, and Craig Martin. Syracuse:
Graduate School Press of Syracuse University, 2012. 333-345.
Politics’: The Contemporary Anti-Authoritarian Current in the
U.S. and Canada.” Anarchist
Studies 20.1 (Spring 2012): 32-60.
“Five Days in Seattle: A View from the
Ground.” The Battle of the Story of the Battle
of Seattle. Eds. David Solnit and Rebecca Solnit. Oakland:
AK Press, 2009. 73-107.
“A Tribute to My Father.” Men
Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power. Ed. Shira
Tarrant. New York: Routledge, 2008. 196-201. (Originally published: On
the Road to
Healing: A Booklet for Men Against Sexism 2. Ed. Basil
Elias. Seattle: Planting Seeds, 2001. 9-11.)
"A Politics and a Sensibility: the Anarchist Current
on the U.S. Left." (coauthored with Barbara Epstein) Toward a New
Socialism. Eds. Anatole Anton and Richard Schmitt. Lanham,
MD: Lexington Books, 2007. 445-462.
"Letter to older activists." Letters from
Young Activists: Today's Rebels Speak Out. Eds. Dan
Berger, Chesa Boudin, and Kenyon Farrow. New York: Nation Books, 2005.
"Movement-Relevant Theory: Rethinking Social Movement
Scholarship and Activism." (coauthored with Douglas Bevington) Social
Movement Studies 4.3 (December 2005): 185-208.
"Interview with Barbara Epstein." (co-conducted with
Douglas Bevington) Confronting
Capitalism: Dispatches from a Global Movement. Eds. Eddie
Yuen, George Katsiaficas, and Daniel Burton-Rose. New York: Soft Skull
Press, 2004. 223-231.
"The Roots of My Resistance." Global
Uprising: Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century.
Eds. Neva Welton and Linda Wolf. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society,
“Making Aspirations into Realities: Review
of Anarchism and Its
Aspirations.” (coauthored with Jamie McCallum) Znet March 26,
“Movements Where People Can Grow: An
Interview with Helen Hudson.” Upping the Anti
8 (2009): 81-94.
“Navigating the Crisis: A Study Groups
Roundtable.” (coedited with Dan Berger) Upping
the Anti 8 (2009): 159-177.
“Imagining Ourselves Outside of What We
Know.” Left Turn January/February
“The Opposite of Truth is Forgetting: An
Interview with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.” Upping the
Anti 6 (2008): 47-58.
“A Space for Reflection: Review of Upping
the Anti.“ Left Turn
July/August 2007: 84-85.
"Substituting as a Subversive Activity: Reflections
from a Radical Sub." Clamor September/October
"Finding Hope After Seattle: Rethinking Radical
Activism and Building a Movement." Onward
Spring 2001: 14+.
"Alaska: State of Siege." (coauthored with Soren
Wuerth) Broadside & Insert for the Earth First!
Journal. Anchorage: Alaska Action Center, 2000.
"Tear Gas and Triumph: What Happened in Seattle and
What's Next." Wild Voices Spring 2000: 2-4
"5 Days in
Seattle: A View from the Streets.” Punk
Planet Magazine March/April 2000: 92-99.
"SHUT DOWN The World Trade Organization." (coauthored
with Chris Borte, Stephanie Guilloud, and David Solnit) Broadside
& Insert for the Earth First! Journal.
Seattle: Direct Action Network, 1999.
"Reflections on My Gender." On the Road
to Healing: A Booklet for Men Against
Sexism. Ed. Basil Elias. Austin: Planting Seeds, 1999. 22.
“Media for Movement Self-Reflection.”
Invited keynote at Media Democracy Conference, University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, ON 2012
“Reflections on Leadership in Student
Movements.” Invited workshop at Colloque/Happening des
Employées et Employés de Syndicats Étudiants,
Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal,
“Reinventing Radicalism: Anti-Authoritarian
Activism in North America.” Invited talks at Brown University,
Providence, RI 2012; Towson University, Baltimore, MD 2012; University
of Victoria, Victoria, BC 2011; University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Occupying the Discourse.” Invited panelist at
Take Back Democracy! Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON 2012.
“Living Our Values and Transforming the World: Challenges and
Possibilities.” Invited presentation at Emma Goldman
Finishing School, Seattle, WA 2011.
“A New Generation, A New Politics: Anti-Authoritarian
Activism in the U.S. and Canada.” Invited talk at the
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 2011.
“Community-Based Social Justice Research.” Invited
closing panelist at Study in Action Conference, Concordia University,
Montreal, QC 2011.
“Evaluating Success and Failure in Organizing.”
Invited panelist at Renewing the Anarchist Tradition Conference,
Baltimore, MD 2010.
“Join in the Whirlwind: A Cooperative Panel on Research and
Movement Building.” Invited panelist at the United States
Social Forum, Detroit, MI 2010.
“Building Democratic Structures into Non-profit and
Collective Organizations.” Invited panelist at the United
States Social Forum, Detroit, MI 2010.
“Remembering for the Future: The 1999
Protests that Rocked the WTO.” Invited presentation at
Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON 2009.
“Anarchism and the Left: New Dialogues on
Power and Social Change.” Invited panelist at Left Forum
Conference, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY
“Activism and Scholarship.”
workshop at Activist Scholarship: Making Social Movement Theory Matter
Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2004.
“Global Backlash: Building a Diverse
People’s Globalization.” Invited presentation as
part of Globalization from Below series, Santa Clara University, Santa
Clara, CA 2003.
REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“Imaginative Practices, Practical
Imaginations.” Presentation at the Society for Socialist
Studies at the Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences,
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON 2009.
“‘The disjunction between what is
and what you want’: Prefigurative Praxis in Contemporary
Anarchist Organizing.” Presentation at the Radical Philosophy
Association Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco,
“‘Another Politics’ Rising:
Anti-Authoritarian Currents in Contemporary Movements in the US and
Canada.” Presentation at the Great Lakes Political Economy
Conference, York University, Toronto, ON 2008.
“An Emerging Direction in Social Movement
Scholarship: Movement-Relevant Theory.” (with Douglas
Bevington) Paper presented at Pacific Sociological Association
Conference, San Francisco, CA 2004; History Matters, Social Movements:
Past, Present and Future Conference, New School University, New York,
NY 2003; Social Movements and Social Transformation: New Approaches
Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2003.
OTHER CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“Building Collective Strategies for Campus
Struggles.” Workshop at Taking Back the University Conference,
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON 2013.
“Let’s Talk about Leadership: Anti-Authoritarian
Approaches to Taking Initiative and Building Capacities.”
Workshop at Take Back Democracy! Conference, Ottawa, ON 2012.
“Imagining Life Beyond the Tenure Carrot and the
Adjunct Stick: A Collective Conversation.” (with Alexis
Shotwell) Workshop at The University is Ours!, University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON 2012.
“Where Did Occupy Come From? Movement Histories and
Presents.” Panel presentation at Left Forum Conference, Pace
University, New York, NY 2012.
“Occupy Outside Metropolis: Small-Town and Rural
Occupations.” Introduced and moderated panel at Left Forum
Conference, Pace University, New York, NY 2012.
“Radical Research for Social
Transformation.” Panel presentation at the Society for
Socialist Studies at the Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social
Sciences, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB 2011.
“Anarchism and Its Aspirations: Discussing
Social Anarchism in the Current Moment.” Panel presentation
at Left Forum Conference, Pace University, New York, NY 2011.
“Accountability to whom? Ethics and Activism
in Movement Research.” Panel presentation at the North
American Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Toronto, ON 2011.
“Ten Years Later: Organizers Reflect on the 1999 Seattle WTO
Protests.” Introduced and moderated panel at Left Forum
Conference, Pace University, New York, NY 2010.
“Building New Social Relations: Prefigurative Politics in
Movements.” Panel presentation at Left Forum Conference, Pace
University, New York, NY 2009.
“Usable Pasts: Approaches to Movement Histories for
Today’s Struggles.” Introduced and moderated panel
at Left Forum Conference, Cooper Union, New York, NY 2008.
“‘In the world but not of it’: New
Anti-Authoritarian Approaches to Reform Struggles.”
Presentation at the National Conference on Organized Resistance,
American University, Washington DC 2008.
“Thinking Strategically: New Anti-Authoritarian Approaches to
Reform Struggles.” Presentation at Renewing the Anarchist
Tradition Conference, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT 2007.
“The Academy as an Arena for Organizing: An
Intergenerational Dialogue.” Panel presentation at Left Forum
Conference, Cooper Union, New York, NY 2007.
“Let’s Talk about Leadership: Anti-Authoritarian
Approaches to Taking Initiative and Building Capacities.”
Workshop at AKA Social Centre, Kingston, ON 2013; Libertalia Autonomous
Space, Providence, RI 2012; and the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair,
Montreal, QC 2012.
“Taking Ourselves Seriously: Developing
Strategy for Social Transformation.” Presentation at Space 2640, Baltimore, MD 2012; Last
Word Books, Olympia, WA 2011; Red and Black Café, Portland,
OR 2011; Wooden Shoe Books, Philadelphia, PA 2011.
“Publicity Writing: Media Releases, Posters,
and More.” Workshop as part of the Writing for Social Change
series, Sudbury, ON 2011.
“Taking Ourselves Seriously: Developing
Strategy for Social Transformation.” Panel presentation at
the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, Montreal, QC 2010.
“The Public’s Response to the
FTAA.” Panel presentation at “What is the
FTAA?,” a community teach-in, Olympia, WA 2001.
“Who is Resisting?” Presentation at
“Unveiling the FTAA: Challenging Corporate
Globalization” community teach-in, Corvallis, OR 2001.
“Protesting the World Trade Organization: What
Happened? What’s Next?” Presentation at the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Anchorage, AK 2000.
“May Day Meanings,” Against the Grain on KPFA, Berkeley, CA, May 2013.
Indymedia on Air on KPFK, Los Angeles, CA, January 2012.
“Anti-Authoritarian Politics,” Against the Grain on KPFA, Berkeley, CA, January 2012
ShakeUp on CJAM, Windsor, ON, and Detroit, MI, December
From the Margins on CKDU, Halifax, NS, November 2010
“Talking ‘Occupy’ and the Indian
Residential Schools,” The
Road Less Traveled on CILU, Thunder Bay, ON, November 2011
Native Program on CKNR, Algoma and Manitoulin, ON,
Winds of Change
on CFUV, Victoria, BC, October 2011
UCSC History of Consciousness Department Travel Grant,
UCSC Institute for Humanities Research Travel Grant, 2008
UCSC History of Consciousness Department Travel Grant, 2008
UCSC Oakes/Humanities Dissertation Fellowship,
UCSC Institute for Humanities Research Grant, 2007
UCSC History of Consciousness Department Travel Research Fellowship,
UCSC Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2006
UCSC Humanities Alumni Fellowship, 2006
Canadian Studies Graduate Student Fellowship, 2006
UCSC Graduate Division Teaching Assistant Sabbatical, 2005
UCSC Politics Department Research and Travel Grant, 2003
University of California Dean's Fellowship, 2002-2003
UCSC Fee Fellowship/Grant, 2002-2003
UCSC Tuition Fellowship, 2002-2003
National Merit Scholar, 1995
Wilcher Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation, 1995
movements in North America; U.S. and Canadian social movement
histories; abolitionist, anarchist, autonomist, and Marxist theories;
anti-racist feminist praxis; forms and practices of organizing;
movement-based research methods.