Author

Hany Zayed

Hany Zayed is doctoral student in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). He holds a MA in Politics, Economics and Philosophy from the University of York (UK) and his research lies at the intersection of Political Sociology, Collective Behavior and Social Movements, and the Sociology of Education.

“I’d Rather be Teaching!” – Transforming Injustice into Action in a Graduate Labor Movement

How did a group of students who “would rather be teaching,” come to organize, sustain, and finally emerge as victors in a campus-wide movement? This photo-essay analyzes the role of emotions, injustice framing, and interaction rituals in a successful graduate student labor movement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.