Michael T. Heaney is Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan. He is a political sociologist who examines the interaction of political parties, social movements, interest groups, and social networks from an interdisciplinary perspective. His research has examined the politics of health and welfare lobbying, the grassroots politics of the antiwar movement after 9/11, and social networks among activists in the Democratic and Republican parties. His current agenda focuses on organizational and grassroots mobilization in the aftermath of the 2016 election, including the resurgence of women's activism, as well as other emerging protests on the right and left of the political spectrum. With Fabio Rojas, he is author of Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement after 9/11 (Cambridge University Press, 2015). With Melody Shemtov and Marco Roldán, he is creator, producer, and writer of a documentary film, The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets (Melofims, 2017 ). His articles appear in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Perspectives on Politics, Social Networks, American Politics Research, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.
Over the next week, LearnSpeakAct will publish a series of three posts on the March for Science, which took place on April 22, 2017. By Michael Heaney The presidency of Donald J. Trump has helped to spark a new wave […]