More Than Code

#MoreThanCode: Practitioners reimagine the landscape of technology for justice and equity

The report “#MoreThanCode: Practitioners reimagine the landscape of technology for justice and equity,” with recs based on over 100 tech practitioner interviews, is finally out! I’m a report co-author and was part of the coordination team for the past two years. Get it at! More about the project, from the project site: The Technology for Social[…]

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Design Justice: Towards an Intersectional Feminist Framework for Design Theory and Practice

I presented the paper “Design Justice: Towards an Intersectional Feminist Framework for Design Theory and Practice” at the Design Research Society in Limerick this summer. Check out the preprint on SSRN! Abstract: Design is key to our collective liberation, but most design processes today reproduce inequalities structured by what Black feminist scholars call the[…]

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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[…]