UWISC Talk

Sidney Tarrow, Professor Emeritus, Cornell Law School
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Olson Room (Gowen Hall 1A)

Discussant: Christopher Sebastian Parker, Professor, Political Science

Dr. Sidney Tarrow is Maxwell M. Upson Professor Emeritus in the Government Department at Cornell, where he specializes in social movements, contentious politics and legal mobilization. Before coming to Cornell he taught at Yale and has been visiting professor at the European University Institute in Florence, the Central European University in Budapest and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.

Dr. Tarrow's first book was Peasant Communism in Southern Italy, published in 1967, and his next project was the 1989 book Democracy and Disorder. He then published, with Doug McAdam and Charles Tilly, the 2001 book Dynamics of Contention and the 2006 book The New Transnational Activism. In 2011 he published Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics, and his most recent book came out this year, titled Movements and Parties: Critical Connections in American Political Development.

Dr. Tarrow is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been President of the Comparative Politics section of the APSA and of the Conference Group on Italian Politics. He is a founding member of the Contentious Politics series of Cambridge Press and serves on the editorial boards of many scholarly journals both in Europe and the United States.