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Name: Benjamin Shepard
Dept: Human Services
Position: Associate Professor
Education: PhD, Hunter College; MA, University of Chicago; BA, Pitzer College William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology
Expertise: Social movements, community organizing, sexual politics, labor, queer theory, social work practice, non-polluting transportation, community gardening, and environmental social work.
Selected Publications:

Community Projects as Social Activism: From Direct Action to Direct Services and Back Again (Under contract with Sage);

Play, Creativity, and Social Movements: If I Can't Dance Its Not My Revolution (Routledge, 2011);

The Beach Beneath the Streets: Exclusion, Control, and Play in Public Space, co-author (State University Press of New York Press, 2011);

Queer Politics and Political Performance: Play, Pleasure, and Social Movement (Routledge, 2009);

From ACT UP to the WTO: Urban Protest and Community Building in the Era of Globalization,  co-editor (Verso Press, 2002);

White Nights and Ascending Shadows: An Oral History of the San Francisco AIDS Epidemic  (Cassell Press, 1997).

Languages: Italian
Phone: 718.260.5131