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Chandra Russo

Chandra Russo

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sociology & Anthropology , 416 Alumni Hall
p 315-228-6420


BA Vassar College, MA/PhD  University of California Santa Barbara

Research and Teaching Interests

Social Movements, Race and Racisms, Neoliberal Globalization, Environmental Justice, Embodiment and Health


2018. Solidarity in Practice: Moral Protest and the US Security State. Chandra Russo. Cambridge University Press. 
**Honorable Mention for the 2019 Book Award for the ASA Section in Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity

2019. "Solidarity protests of US security policy: Interrupting racial and imperial affects through ritual mourning." Chandra Russo. Global Raciality: Empire, Postcoloniality, Decoloniality. Edited by in Paola Bacchetta and Sunaina Maira. Routledge. 

2017. "The pitfalls and promises of climate action plans: transformative adaptation as resilience strategy in US cities." Chandra Russo and Andrew Pattison. Resilience, Environmental Justice and the City. Edited by Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Manuel Vallee and Beatrice Frank. Routledge. 

2016. “Witness Against Torture, Guantánamo, and Solidarity as Resistance.” Chandra Russo. Race & Class. October. **lead article

2016. “Climate Action Planning: An Intersectional Approach to The Urban Equity Dilemma.” Chandra Russo and Andrew Pattison. Systemic Crises:  Race, Class, Gender and Global Climate Change. Edited by Phoebe Godfrey and Denise Torres. Routledge.

2014. “Allies Forging Collective Identity: Embodiment and Emotions on the Migrant Trail.” Chandra Russo. Mobilization: An International Journal. 19(1): 67-82.

Courses Taught


  • Power, Politics and Social Change
  • Power, Racism and Privilege
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • CORE California


  • Social Movements
  • Critical Ethnography
  • Introduction to Sociology