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Occupy Sandy affiliation survey

Two activist-researchers affiliated with Superstorm Research Lab are researching how people’s affiliations with OWS, Occupy Sandy, and other community organization or activist groups change over time. The project is meant to explore how coalition-based social movements shift as people continue to work in activist/community settings, even after the “end” of publicly visible protests.

We are looking for people affiliated with Occupy Sandy or OWS to fill out a short, 10 minute survey that asks what community/advocate groups people were part of before OWS and OS, and where they have worked, volunteered, or been affiliated since. We also welcome those who worked outside of or in tandem with OS on disaster relief– particularly if you were part of OWS but not OS.

The survey can be found here:
Please pass on to people in your networks!

We welcome members of OS and OWS and other organizations to join us on the research project. Keeping with Superstorm Research Lab’s open data practices, anonymous final results and datasets will be shared publicly here at SRL and other online locations. For questions or feedback, please contact Max

Hypothesized visualization of results.

Hypothesized visualization of results.

About the researchers:

Max Liboiron is an Assistant Professor of culture and technology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is a  co-founding member of the SuperstormResearch Lab, a mutual aid research collective on disasters, and an active participant in Occupy Wall Street from 2011 to 2013. Her research and activism focuses on how  harmful emerging phenomena such as “slow” disasters and toxicants from plastics are made manifest in science and advocacy, and how these methods of representation relate to action.

Ben Davalos is pursuing a Masters in Environment and Development at the London School of Economics. He is writing his dissertation on Occupy Sandy, specifically looking at the ways OWS became OS, the sense of community constructed in both movements and the replicability of OS-type responses in the case of future storms.  He is interested in how communities form in social movements.