Contentious Politics and Organizations

Contentious Politics and Organizations

The UCLA Contentious Politics and Organizations Working Group (CPOWG) is a supportive community of graduate students, faculty, and outside scholars working in these interrelated fields. Since we founded CPOWG in 2013 we have facilitated paper, article, thesis, conference presentation and proposal sessions. Our primary objectives are: to foster the training and professional development of scholars in the department working on issues related to contentious politics, organizations, and social movements and to consolidate and strengthen the community of students and faculty in the department involved in these interrelated fields


Please email or if you are interested in workshopping a paper.

2016-2017 Speakers:

Francesca Polletta, UC Irvine - November 14, 2016

Mark Mizruchi, University of Michigan - February 24, 2017

Previous Outside Speakers Include:

Virginia Parks, University of Chicago

David Snow and Dana Moss, UC Irvine

Sarah Soule, Stanford University

Fred Block, UC Davis

Valerie Feldman, UC Davis

Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard University

Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona

Felipe Gonzalez, University of New Mexico

Shon Hiatt, USC

Davide Gnes, University of Amsterdam

Greta Hsu, UC Davis