The Center for the Study of Social Movements (CSSM) is an international epicenter for scholarly activity related to the study of social movements and social change.

As the home of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior, the Young Scholars in Social Movements Conference, the Mobilizing Ideas blog, and the editorial home of the premier social movements journal, Mobilization, CSSM is uniquely positioned to connect students and faculty at Notre Dame with the broader national and international community of social movement scholars.


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