David S. Meyer
I am professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Planning, Policy, and Design. Most generally, Iím interested in social movements, political sociology, and public policy. I came tstudy social movements from a background in activism, and Iím concerned about why movements emerge when they d, how they develop, and the influence they have on politics and public policy.
I joined MRAP in 1988, after getting my Ph.D., and continue tlearn from the experience. I started a similar group, the Social Movement/Social Justice Workgroup, when I arrived at UCI.
I teach courses on social movements, social problems, and sociological theory. I have a Ph.D. in political science from Boston University, and a B.A. from Hampshire College, where I studied literature, mostly. Before coming tUCI, I taught at the City College of New York and the City University Graduate Center, the University of Michigan, and Tufts University. I have served as chair of the Collective Behavior/Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association and as Book Review Editor of Mobilization: An International Journal. I am alsan associate editor of the Social Movements, Protest, and Contention Series at the University of Minnesota Press.