Reflections from the Women’s Convention

Here are some reflections written by my students who attended the Women’s Convention in Detroit a few weeks ago.—the-women-s-convention.html

Thanks to Elizabeth Cain-Toth for positing the story and to Sharon Ellsworth Quinn for contributing photography.

Quoted in USA Today on Protest Arrests

I was quoted in a USA Today article about the people who were arrested while protesting at the presidential Inauguration.

On Donald Trump in the Brazilian Media

See this recent article in which I was quoted in a Brazilian news story about Donald Trump:

Surveying at the Women’s Convention

Here are some photos of students from my Advanced Research Team course taking a break from conducting surveys at the Women’s Convention last weekend. . Genevieve Harner, Brenda Vasconcelos-Ramirez, Madeline Martin, Gaby Roth, and Lizzy Marics.

A Presidency Marked by Protest

Please check out my new essay, “A Presidency Marked by Protest: Donald J. Trump and a New Era of Contentious Politics”. It takes a first look at some of the data that I’ve been collecting at protests this year.



Activism in an Era of Partisan Polarization

My article, “Activism in an Era of Partisan Polarization”, has been published by the journal PS: Political Science and Politics. Read it here:

Quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle

Last month, I was quoted in two articles in the San Francisco Chronicle about protests being held in Berkeley, California.

Quoted in Governing Magazine

Fabio Rojas and I were quoted in Governing magazine in an article about protest policing, titled “As Protests Escalate Under Trump, States Seek New Ways to Deter Them.” “Police are trained in how to deal with riots,” says Michael Heaney, a University of Michigan sociologist and, with Rojas, co-author of Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11. “When they see a large group of people, they tend to treat it as a riot.”

Quoted in the Washington Post

I was quoted in a Washington Post story on the alt-right protests in Charlottesville, stating that “Elected officials feel the need to pander to the majority,” Heaney said. “Whether they’re anti-Trump protesters or white supremacists, [officials think] their voices should be suppressed, and the public is supportive of that.”

Free Showing of The Activists This Thursday

There will be a free showing of The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets this Thursday, September 14 at 6pm at the Ann Arbor District Library.  All are welcome!

See the event’s Facebook page here: