I’m a graduate student in sociology at University of California-San Diego, living in West LA. At UCSD, I studied small networks of scientists and how they use resources, but recently changed my dissertation to cover the technologies of social changed used by the Occupy Movement. As a sociologist, I was drawn to Occupy as both a political forum for dissent and as a site to watch the rise of a small society.
My role at Occupy LA is to travel between Southern California camps, meet people, and coordinate actions. I also work with fellow occupiers on www.interoccupy.net, where we use conference calling technology to connect occupations all over the world. And lastly, I blog at at OccupyTheSocial.com, Possible-Futures.org and Waging Nonviolence.org.
To contact Joan, go to OccupyTheSocial.com/ask.