Zack is a graduate student in the Sociology department at UCSB with a focus on movements for deep social and economic justice. Given the extreme urgency of addressing global climate change and personal connections to people on the front lines of climate disaster, his work has refocused on examining social movement organizing some of the communities most drastically affected by the changing planet. He has been conducting research with on the ground organizers fighting for a just rebuilding process and against environmental destruction in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda in Leyte, Philippines. He also maintains an ongoing interest and study in anarchist history and movements. A life long resident of Santa Barbara, Zack remains active in a number of organizations distributing radical media, hosting events, and conducting campaigns on local social and economic justice issues.
Interests: environmental justice, social movements, revolutions, global climate change, global inequality