Many graduate students are also actively engaged in the Center for the Study of Social Movements. Graduate students present papers in SPAM, actively work to publish social movements related research, engage professionally as editors of Mobilizing Ideas, and are the core of the center's efforts. Below are the graduate students currently involved in the center along with their areas of research interests.

Sarah Neitz

Areas of Interest: Culture, Social Movements, Sociology of Art, Revolutionary Movements, Authoritarian Regimes

Tomás Gold

Tomoas Gold

Areas of Interest: Sociology of Party Politics, Culture and Social Theory, Social Movements and Digital Activism, Comparative and Historical Methods, Sociology of Knowledge and Expertise, Global and Transnational Sociology.


Luiz Vilaca

Areas of interest
: Political Sociology, Social Movements, Organizations, State Administration and Policy Process 






Anna Johnson

Anna Johnson

Areas of Interest: Social Movements, Culture, Religion, Tourism/Pilgrimage


Natalie Bourman-Karns

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Areas of Interest: Social Movements (protests, allies, leadership), Sociology of Emotions, Power Dynamics, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods


Roger Cadena

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Areas of Interest: Cultural Sociology, Political Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Sociology of Education


Jaylexia Clark

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Areas of Interest: Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements, Stratification and Inequality

Chang Liu

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Areas of Interest: Political Sociology, Organization, Development, Culture, Social Movement

Jamya Robinson

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Areas of Interest: Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements, Sociology of Education