Professor Todd Gitlin, a distinguished sociologist and communications scholar, is known worldwide as an expert thinker on the relations between social movements, media, and social change. Gitlin’s 2012 book Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street, was just published by HarperCollins. With degrees from Harvard, University of Michigan, and Berkeley, he has authored fifteen books and numerous articles. He also has been a prolific public intellectual, publishing regularly in outlets like The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Chronicle for Higher Education.
His experience as an activist began with Students for a Democratic Society, becoming president in 1963-64, and helping to organize the first national demonstration against the Vietnam War. Since then he has been a proponent of sober, reflective activism. His research and reflections on culture, the media, and politics have been highly influential in several disciplines. Visit http://toddgitlin.net/ for more information.