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...
In my quest to synthesize network theory and social movement research for usable tools, I pulled three books off my shelf to revisit which ones will help with this. They are: Networks of Courage and Hope by Manuel CastellsCommunities and Networks by Katherine...
Netcentric is a word I coined, I think, to describe approaching organizing and action while conscious of networks.