Scholar + Organizer of Networks and Organizations
You never step into the same river twice. — Heraclitus
We are nodes in the always unfolding networks of our own weaving.
What I do
I am an “idea wrestler” by nature.
My research and writing (MA in Sociology; PhD in Management) have analyzed how organizations, networks, and movements work and how they work together. My goal is to better understand how real change happens.
My true calling: to connect ideas with the people I love best, people who want to be useful, people, as poet Marge Piercy writes, “who dive into work head first/without dallying in the shallows….”
What I’m talking about Lately
Strategic voting means voting not just your preference, but in a way that anticipates how OTHER people will vote. Personally, I have mixed feelings about it. In the Democratic primary, it is part of the "electability" foolishness where millions (Leonard Pitts Jr...
Well, here is one of my occasional deep dives into the progressive movement and what it feels and looks like. Me: The progressive movement can have some deep conversations about race, policing, politics, and how we talk about that. If you see yourself as a...
Tim Styer put me onto this story... of Pat DeBrady and the links between Restoration church and the founding of UUJusticePA (then UU PLAN). Source.
In the summer of 2018, Harvard sociologist Theda Skocpol and her graduate students studied the grassroots resistance that grew up in response to Trump. The HUB for Progress was one of the groups studied. She has published several pieces about this data. Lara Putnam, a...