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Chris Dixon

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Website:Chris Dixon's website

Chris Dixon, originally from Alaska, is a longtime activist, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writing has appeared in numerous book collections as well as periodicals such as Anarchist Studies, Briarpatch, Left Turn, and Social Movement Studies. Dixon is a member of Punch Up Collective, a columnist for Canadian Dimension, and an advisory board member for the activist journal Upping the Anti. His latest book is Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements, published by University of California Press.

Research Interests

Contemporary social movements in North America; U.S. and Canadian social movement histories; abolitionist, anarchist, autonomist, and Marxist theories; anti-racist feminist praxis; forms and practices of organizing; movement-based research methods.

Selected Publications

“Remembering for the Future: Learning from the 1999 Seattle Shutdown.” Upping the Anti November 25, 2019.

“Not Our Friends: The Ottawa Police’s Long History of Violence and Racism.” (coauthored with Dan Sawyer, Alexis Shotwell, and Amanda Wilson) The Leveller February/March 2019: 4-5.

“Getting It Together.” (coauthored with Dan Sawyer, Alexis Shotwell, and Amanda Wilson) Briarpatch March/April 2018: 8-11.

“Sticking Around in Struggle: Lessons from and for the Long Haul.” What Moves Us: The Lives & Times of the Radical Imagination. Eds. Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2017. 33-43.

“Organizing to Win the World.” Briarpatch March/April 2015: 16-20.

Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements. Oakland: University of California Press, 2014.

“A Tribute to My Father.” Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power. Ed. Shira Tarrant. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2013. 197-202.

“Building a Mass Movement? Learning from the Occupy Sudbury Experience.” We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy From Occupation to Liberation. Eds. Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy, and Mike McGuire. Oakland: AK Press, 2012. 284-285.

“Leveraging the Academy: Suggestions for Radical Grad Students and Radicals Considering Grad School.” (coauthored with Alexis Shotwell) Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education. Eds. Amanda Gilvin, Georgia M. Roberts, and Craig Martin. Syracuse: Graduate School Press of Syracuse University, 2012. 333-345.

“Building ‘Another Politics’: The Contemporary Anti-Authoritarian Current in the U.S. and Canada.” Anarchist Studies 20.1 (Spring 2012): 32-60.

“Movement-Relevant Theory: Rethinking Social Movement Scholarship and Activism.” (coauthored with Douglas Bevington) Social Movement Studies 4.3 (December 2005): 185-208.