» Dr. Victoria Carty
Associate Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology
Dr. Victoria Carty
Phone:
(714) 744-2137
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Affiliations:
Freshman Foundations Program
Education
University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts
The University of New Mexico, Master of Arts
The University of New Mexico, Ph.D. in Sociology
Biography

Victoria Carty is an assistant professor of sociology. Her research focuses on social movements in the United States, Mexico and Panama, and she has written several journal articles and book chapters on this topic. Most recently, she published a book titled, Wired and Mobilizing: Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics (Routledge Press). She is also very interested in public sociology, specifically issues of immigration and homelessness in Orange County.

Educational History

  • Ph.D., Sociology, 1999, University of New Mexico.
  • M.A., Sociology, 1994, University of New Mexico.
  • B.A., Sociology, 1990, University of California at Santa Cruz.

Employment History

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2006-present. Chapman University
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2001-2006. Department of Sociology, Niagara University
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2000-2001. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, James Madison University.
  • Adjunct Lecturer, 1999-2000. Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Santa Clara University.
  • Instructor, 1995-1998. Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico.
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, 1991-1994. Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico.

Recent Research Grants

  • Chapman University, Research Award Grant, 2007-2008. $2,500. "The Bananeros Struggle in Panama, a Comparison Between Puerto Armuelles and Bocas del Toro."
  • Niagara University, Vincentian Grant, 2004-2005. $5,200. "Going Bananas: Globalization and the Labor Struggle in Panama."
  • Niagara University Research Support Grant. 2004-2005. $1,170. "Going Bananas: Globalization and the Labor Struggle in Panama."

Teaching Grants

  • Chapman University, GE Curricular Diversity Grant. 2007-2008. $2,000.
  • Chapman University, Personalized Education Grant. 2007-2008. $2,350.

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Recent Publications

  • 2014 Scholars and Southern California Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Dialogue. Co-edited with Tekle Woldemikael and Rafael Luevano. Rowman and Littlefield.
  • 2014 “Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt: The Impact of new Media on Contemporary Social Movements and Challenges for Social Movement Theory.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 51(1): 51-80.
  • 2013  “The Internet and Social Movements” for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans and Doug McAdam.
  • 2013  “Electronic Protest”  for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans and Doug McAdam.
  • 2012   “The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election and New Digital Technologies: Political Campaigns as Social Movements and the Significance of Collective Identity (with Stephanie Takaragawa).” Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry. 10(4): 73-89.
  • 2011 “The Coalition of the Unwilling:  Contentious Politics, Political Opportunity Structures, and Challenges for the Contemporary Peace Movement.” Peace and Conflict Studies 18(1): 79-115.
  • 2011   “The Dynamics of Insiders versus Outsiders:  MoveOn.org, the Democratic Party, and the Peace Movement.” Journal of Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest 10(3): 265-282.
  • 2010  Wired and Mobilizing: Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics. Rutledge Press.
  • 2010    “New Information Communication Technologies and Grassroots Mobilization:  The Role of Social Movement Organizations and Virtual Communities.” Information, Communication, and Society 113(3): 155-173.
  • 2010    “Bridging Contentious and Electoral Politics:  MoveOn and the Digital Revolution.” Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change 30: 171-196.
  • 2009    “The Anti-war Movement versus the War in Iraq.” International Journal of Peace Studies 14(1): 17-38.
  • 2009    “A Commodity Chains Analysis of Cuba’s Re-insertion into the Global Economy via the Tourism Industry.” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Tourism 67(34): 163-195.
  • 2009    “Social Movement Organizations, Cyberactivism and Entertainment as Politics:  How MoveOn is Expanding Public Discourse and Political Struggle.” Pp. 59-81 in Engaging Social Justice:  Critical Studies of Twenty-first Century Social Transformations. Edited by David Fasenfest. Sage Publications.
  • 2007    “Protest, Cyberactivism, and New Social Movements:  The Reemergence of the Peace Movement Post 9/11.” Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest 5(3):  229-249 (with Jake Arnett).
  • 2006    “Labor Struggles, New Social Movements, and America’s Favorite Pastime:  New York Workers Take on New Era.” Sociological Perspectives 49(2): 239-259.
  • 2006      “Transnational Organizing and the Race to the Bottom:  Labor Struggles and Globalization from Below.” Pp. 215-230 in Latin American Social Movements:  Globalization, Democratization and Transnational Networks. Edited by Hank Johnston and Paul Almeida. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • 2004    “Organizing in the Garment Industry in Mexico:  Implications for New Social Movement Theory.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 41(1): 59-78.

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Articles Appearing as Chapters in Edited Volumes

"Social Movement Organizations, Cyberactivism and Entertainment as Politics: How MoveOn is Expanding Public Discourse and Political Struggle." Pp.58-81 in Engaging Social Justice: Critical Studies of Twenty-first Century Social Transformations. Edited by David Fasenfest. Sage Publications. August, 2009.

"Transnational Organizing and the Race to the Bottom: Labor Struggles and Globalization from Below." Pp. 215-230 in Latin American Social Movements: Globalization, Democratization and Transnational Networks. Edited by Hank Johnston and Paul Almeida. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. October, 2006.

"From American Icon to Global Icon: Issues of Cultural Change and Consumer Trends in Nike's Worldwide Marketing and Advertising" (with Miguel Korzeniewicz) in Nike Nation: Technologies of an American Sign. Edited by David L. Andrews & Cheryl L. Cole. University of Minnesota Press. Forthcoming.

Recent Invited or Refereed Talks/Presentations

  • "MoveOn as a Political Hybrid: Insider versus Outsider Posturing." American Sociological Conference. San Francisco, CA. August 7-11, 2009.
  • Moderator for the panel on New Opportunities in the Global Economy. Critical Sociology Conference. San Francisco, CA. August 10, 2009.
  • "New Information Technologies and Grassroots Mobilization: The Role of Social Movement Organizations and Virtual Communities." Southwestern Social Science Conference. Albuquerque, NM. April 16-19, 2009.

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Professional Service

  • Guest editor for special edition of Tamara: Journal of Critical Organization Science. Issue date December 2010.
  • Editorial board member of Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural, and Political Protest. Fall 2008-present.
  • Editorial board member of Tamara: Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science. Spring 2001 - present.

Recent Manuscript Review

  • American Sociological Review. "Multiple Engagements and Network Bridging in Contentious Politics: Digital Media Use of Protest. July, 2009.
  • The Sociology Quarterly. "We've Been Framed: The Contest to Frame MoveOn's Organizational Identity. June, 2009.
  • Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement Research. "The World Social Forum as a Diverse and Decentralized Space: Maintain it, Fix it or Nix it." October, 2008.

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Articles Appearing as Chapters in Edited Volumes

"Social Movement Organizations, Cyberactivism and Entertainment as Politics: How MoveOn is Expanding Public Discourse and Political Struggle." Pp.58-81 in Engaging Social Justice: Critical Studies of Twenty-first Century Social Transformations. Edited by David Fasenfest. Sage Publications. August, 2009. "Transnational Organizing and the Race to the Bottom: Labor Struggles and Globalization from Below." Pp. 215-230 in Latin American Social Movements: Globalization, Democratization and Transnational Networks. Edited by Hank Johnston and Paul Almeida. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. October, 2006. "From American Icon to Global Icon: Issues of Cultural Change and Consumer Trends in Nike's Worldwide Marketing and Advertising" (with Miguel Korzeniewicz) in Nike Nation: Technologies of an American Sign. Edited by David L. Andrews & Cheryl L. Cole. University of Minnesota Press. Forthcoming.

Recent Invited or Refereed Talks/Presentations

"MoveOn as a Political Hybrid: Insider versus Outsider Posturing." American Sociological Conference. San Francisco, CA. August 7-11, 2009. Moderator for the panel on New Opportunities in the Global Economy. Critical Sociology Conference. San Francisco, CA. August 10, 2009. "New Information Technologies and Grassroots Mobilization: The Role of Social Movement Organizations and Virtual Communities." Southwestern Social Science Conference. Albuquerque, NM. April 16-19, 2009.

Professional Service

Guest editor for special edition of Tamara: Journal of Critical Organization Science. Issue date December 2010. Editorial board member of Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural, and Political Protest. Fall 2008-present. Editorial board member of Tamara: Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science. Spring 2001 - present.

Recent Manuscript Review

American Sociological Review. "Multiple Engagements and Network Bridging in Contentious Politics: Digital Media Use of Protest. July, 2009. The Sociology Quarterly. "We've Been Framed: The Contest to Frame MoveOn's Organizational Identity. June, 2009. Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement Research. "The World Social Forum as a Diverse and Decentralized Space: Maintain it, Fix it or Nix it." October, 2008.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Introduction to "Scholars and Southern California Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology." Lexington Press.
Conclusion to "Scholars and Southern California Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology." Lexington Press.
"Contextualizing the Immigration Debate through Public Sociology" co-edited with MAIS graduate student Karina Macias, published in Scholars and Southern California Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Dialogue. Lexington Press.
2014 Scholars and Southern California Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology. Lexington Press.
2014 “Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt: The Impact of New Media on Contemporary Social Movements and Challenges for Social Movement Theory.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 51(1): 51-80.
"The Internet and Social Movements" for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David Snow, Donatella Porta, Bert Klandermans and Doug McAdam.
"Electronic Protest" for the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Edited by David Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermnas and Doug McAdam.
"The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election and New Digital Technologies: Political Campaigns as Social Movements and the Significance of Collective Identity." Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry 10(4):73-89.
"The Coalition of the Unwilling: Contentious Politics, Political Opportunity Structures, and Challenges for the Contemporary Peace Movement." Peace and Conflict Studies 18(1): 79-115.
"The Dynamics of Insiders versus Oursiders: MoveOn.org, the Democratic Party, and the Peace Movement." Journal of Social Movement Studies 10(3): 265-282.
"Wired and Mobilizing: Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics." Routledge Press.
"New Information Communication Technologies and Grassroots Mobilization: The Role of Social Movement Organizations and Virtual Communities." Information, Communication and Society 113(3): 155-173.
"Bridging Contentious and Electoral Politics: MoveOn and the Digital Revolution." Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change 30: 171-196.
"Social Movement Organizations, Cyberactivsm and Entertainment as Politics: How MOveOn is Expanding Public Discourse and Political Struggle." Pp. 59-81 in Engaging Social Justice: Critical Studies of Twenty-first Century Social Transfomations. Edited by David Fasenfest. Sage Publications.
"The Anti-war Movement versus the War in Iraq." International Journal of Peace Studies 14(1): 17-38.
"A Commodity Chains Analysis of Cuba's Re-insertion into the Global Economy via the Tourism Industry." Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Tourism 67(34): 163-195.