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Liz McKenna, Ph.D. student, sociology

Liz McKenna

Liz McKenna's research focuses on the class dynamics and mobilizing structures of Brazil’s current protest cycle (and lack thereof). Her broader academic interests include state-society relations, social movements, and stratification.

Before coming to Berkeley as a graduate student, McKenna studied and organized in six favelas in Rio de Janeiro for two years. In 2008 and 2012, she worked as a grassroots organizer for the Obama presidential campaign. She holds a B.A. in social studies from Harvard.

Posts by Liz McKenna

7-7-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Where are the protests? The fitful giant and its futebol