Studying Social Movements: Data and Debates, with Lesley Wood

Sunday, 8 March 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Koffler House, MultiFaith Center
569 Spadina Ave.

Event Organizer: Michael J Braun <>

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Summary of Event:

Professor Lesley Wood from the Department of Sociology at York University will lead a seminar exploring some of the qualitative methods she has used in her extensive research on social movements. She will share her experiences integrating ethnography, interviews, event catalogues, and comparative analysis into her work, and lead a discussion on the challenges of remaining accountable to movements while doing research about them. Professor Wood is author of Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing,Direct Action, Deliberation, and Diffusion: Collective Action after the WTO Protests in Seattle and co-author with Charles Tilly of Social Movements: 1768-2012. She is also one of the editors of Interface: a journal for and about social movements.