Author: AK Thompson

AK Thompson is an activist, author, and social theorist. Currently a professor of social movements and social change at Ithaca College.

  • The Politics of the Mask

    Today we face the paradox of states simultaneously criminalizing masks, and mandating them because of COVID-19. In this interview, social theorist AK Thompson explores the history of masks in protests and why rioting is politically effective. Keep reading »

  • Premonitions: Fragments of a Culture of Revolt

    AK Thompson’s newest book, Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt, is focused on strategic and analytical insights about how our social movements work, and don’t, and what they yet may be. AK Press interviews Thompson here on some of the ideas that are central to the book. AK Press (AKP): Let’s start by … Keep reading »