Andrew Anastasi

Andrew Anastasi

Postdoctoral Fellow, The History & Political Economy Project

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Research Interests: Social Movements; Theory; Political Sociology; Historical Sociology

Education: PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Andrew Anastasi is the History & Political Economy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His current book project, The Other Anti-War Movement: The New Left in and against the War on Poverty, draws on original archival research to explain the relationship between social movement organizations such as the Black Panther Party and federal anti-poverty initiatives in the 1960s and 1970s. His research has been published in Theory and Society, Journal of Historical Sociology, Critical Sociology, and other scholarly and popular venues in multiple languages. His first book, The Weapon of Organization, introduced Mario Tronti, one of Italy's most important postwar theorists of capitalism and the workers' movement, to Anglophone audiences.

Andrew has worked in secondary and higher education for 14 years and has taught widely on social movements and social theory, politics and race, and community organizing and digital storytelling. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology and Critical Theory from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), in 2022. He has held residencies at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and in Italy at the University of Bologna’s Department of the Arts. He has been a full-time visiting professor at Barnard College and has also taught at Fordham University, Queens College (CUNY), and in public high schools across Washington, D.C., where he supported youth-led campaigns to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.