cover of the routledge companion to media and activism

The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism

I have a chapter in the soon-to-be-published Routledge Companion to Media and Activism (edited by Graham Meikle)! My chapter is titled “Transformative media organizing: Key lessons from participatory communications research with the immigrant rights, Occupy, and LGBTQ & Two-Spirit movements.” Here’s the abstract: The relationship between the media and social movements is hotly contested by[…]

Cover of the book Media Activism in the Digital Age

Media Activism in the Digital Age

I’m happy to share that Victor Pickard and Guobin Yang’s new edited book, Media Activism in the Digital Age, contains a chapter that I coauthored (with Chris Schweidler, Teresa Basilio, Meghan McDermott, and Puck Lo) about the intersection of youth organizing and youth media. The chapter is based on findings from the Media in Action participatory research field[…]

The cover of the design justice zine issue number 3. The letters of the word design are red, with bulbous organic shapes, the letters of the word justice are blue, with a custom font.

Design Justice Zine #3

The Design Justice Zine Issue #3 is now available to download! (selfie: I edited & contributed to this issue). Of special interest to designers, devs, hackers, social justice activists, and you! Design Justice Zine Issue #3: Design Justice for Action Edited by Sasha Costanza-Chock Designed by Una Lee, Victoria Barnett, Taylor Stewart Free download– High[…]

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“Toward Transformative Media Organizing” published in Media, Culture, & Society

Exciting news! Together with Chris Schweidler and the Transformative Media Organizing Project, we’ve published findings from our nationwide participatory action research into media activism by LGBTQ and Two-Spirit advocacy organizations in Media, Culture & Society – one of the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of media studies. The abstract and link to full text[…]


The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of Occupy Wall Street: 5 Lessons for Networked Movements

  By Sasha Costanza-Chock (@schock), Christine Schweidler (, and Charlie DeTar ( Note: This is an English translation of an article that originally appeared in 2013 in La Vanguardia Dossier: “The Power of the Networks:”   On 17 September 2011, a small group of activists took over New York City’s Zuccotti Park. They triggered[…]


Report: Towards Transformative Media Organizing

Check out Towards Transformative Media Organizing, a strengths & needs assessment of LGBTQ & Two-Spirit media activism that I’m proud to have played a key role in as Principle Investigator, published in 2015. This report, and the Transformative Media Organizing project, links LGBTQ & Two-Spirit and allied media makers, online organizers, and tech-activists across the United[…]