Jonathan Smucker researches populism, hegemony, and political realignment processes as the focus of his doctoral work in the sociology department at UC Berkeley. He’s the author of Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals and his writing has appeared in VICE MagazineThe Nation, The GuardianNew Internationalist, The Sociological Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Jonathan’s research is informed by more than 25 years as a participant and leader in social movements in the United States. He is the co-founder of Lancaster Stands Up, Pennsylvania Stands Up, Beyond the Choir, and Common Defense; was centrally involved in movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Global Justice Movement; and has advised many US movement organizations and progressive political candidates.

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