Photo by Carsten Linke via flickr.com

Photo by Carsten Linke via flickr.com

Today’s New York Times has a story in the Arts section about how scholars across the American academy are engaging the Occupy Movement in their teaching, publishing, and research. Not surprisingly, sociologists—among them, Alex Vitale (Brooklyn College), Theda Skocpol (Harvard), Todd Gitlin (Columbia), Hector Cordero-Guzman (Baruch College), and Ruth Milkman (CUNY)—figure prominently in the story, which is largely about the different social scientific data and methods by which these movements and their participants are understood. Missing from this discussion, however, were the global dimensions and forces of these movements. Fortunately, TSP’s “Knights of the Roundtable” team, led by Sinan Erensu, recently interviewed a number of expert sociologists specifically with this focus. You can check it out here.

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