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Professor Hank Johnston is an internationally recognized scholar of political and social movements, and currently the Hansen Chair of Peace and Nonviolence Studies. His research develops cultural and interpretative dimensions, especially in repressive polities. His recent books include Social Movements, Nonviolent Resistance and the State (2018), What is a Social Movement? (2014), States and Social Movements, (2011), Violent Protest in the Neoliberal State (edited with S. Seferiades, 2011), and Culture, Social Movements and Protest (2009). He is founding editor and publisher of Mobilization: An International Quarterly, the leading research journal on protest and social movements, which has been published continuously at the SDSU Department of Sociology for over twenty years. He also edits a book series, the Mobilization Series on Protest and Social Movements, with Routldege publishing. His current research comparatively analyzes protests in three different authoritarian contexts, Mexico, China, and Eastern Europe under the communists.
Professor Johnston teaches courses in nonviolence and social change (SOC458), social psychology (SOC410), social change (SOC450), political sociology (SOC537), minority group relations (SOC355), and social movements, protest, and revolution (SOC 457). He has won several teaching awards and fellowships for teaching development and innovation. For relaxation, he enjoys time with his wife and children and reading mysteries. For sanity, he swims laps, runs trails, and listens to jazz. He also enjoys backpacking trips and off-road camping.