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Marina Sitrin

Associate Professor, Graduate Director



Marina Sitrin's scholarly work is part of a continuum, reflecting years of study and direct engagement, focusing on collective action, social organization and resistance. In particular, she examines how various forms of self-organization that arise in spaces of resistance calls upon us in the social sciences to rethink our understandings of social movements and protest. Her research is based in contemporary movements in Latin America, the United States and Southern Europe. This work has followed a political and geographic trajectory, beginning in Argentina in 2002 and moving to various spaces and geographies where resistance meets creation.

Methodologically, Sitrin employs forms of ethnographic research, grounded in oral history and sociological narrative. The form of ethnographic research is sometimes participant observer, and always designed to relate history and experience from below.

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Selected Publications:

  • The New Revolutions: From Social Movements to Societies in Movement, under contract with University of California Press. (forthcoming)
  • They Can't Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy, co-authored with Dario Azzellini (Verso Press, 2014).
  • Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina, (Zed Books, 2012).
  • Occupying Language: The Secret Rendezvous with History and the Present, co-authored with Dario Azzellini (New York Zuccotti Park Press / Adelante Alliance, 2012).
  • Horizontalidad: Voces de Poder Popular en Argentina (Chilavert, 2005) Spanish edition.
  • Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina (AK Press, 2006) English edition.
  • οριζοντιότητα: φωνές λαϊκής εξουσίας στην αργεντινη (SKYA Athens, 2011) Greek edition.