My name is E. Colin Ruggero, I live in Philadelphia, and I run this blog. You can contact me at

I received my PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research in 2017; I am currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Community College of Philadelphia.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS(click titles for link to document)

CONFERENCEs, WOrkshops, and other works:

  • "'More Authentic Than You:' Punks, Occupy, and Solidarity Rupture in US Radical Cultures" Politics and Protest Workshop, February 2014

  • "A City and Its Occupation" Workshop: Understanding the New Wave of Social Cooperation: A Triangulation of the Arab Revolutions, European Mobilizations and the American Occupy Movement. Berkman Center, Harvard Univsersity. March 21st, 2012

  • "A City and Its Occupation: Occupy Philly, Punk Participation and the Importance of ‘Context and Content’ in Social Movement Studies" 17th Conference on Alternative Futures and Popular Protest. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK. April 1-3, 2012.

  • "Spirit of ’76: Occupy Philadelphia, Voicelessness, and the Challenge of Growing the Occupy Wall Street Movement" Deliberately Considered, November 2011.

  • “Below the Canopy, Beyond Protest: Cultural Schemas, Radical Praxis, and Punk as Public” New School for Social Research Annual Graduate Student Conference, 2011; New York, NY.

  • “Social and Political Activism in Second Life.” 11th annual ‘Consciousness Reframed’ International Research Conference. November 4 – 6, 2010. Trondheim, Norway.

  • "Radical Green Populism: Modeling Green Counter-Hegemony" ISA World Congress 2010; Gothenburg, Sweden

  • "Relocating Energy in the Social Commons: Ideas for a Sustainable Energy Utility" Forging Closer Ties: Transatlantic Relations, Climate and Energy; Freie Universität Berlin. 2009.

  • "Radical Green Populism: Modeling Green Counter-Hegemony" 4th Lüneburg Workshop on Environmental and Sustainability Communication; Leuphana University Lüneburg

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