Jennifer Earl

Professor, Sociology

Social Sciences 421

Jennifer Earl is a Professor of Sociology and Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on social movements, information technologies, and the sociology of law, with research emphases on youth activism, Internet activism, social movement repression, and legal change. She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research from 2006-2011 on Web activism, was a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics, and co-authored with Katrina Kimport, Digitally Enabled Social Change. Her current projects include a co-authored monograph on historical shifts in protest policing best practices in the US, theoretical investigations of digital repression and the broader terrain of political repression, and an empirical investigation of youth participation in protest events in the US historically and today.