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This bibliography is designed for people who are doing research on Occupy Sandy. As such, the bibliography is meant to be curated (selected for usefulness), rather than exhaustive. It includes a mix of academic literature, journalism, websites, graphics, documentaries, presentations, and even some internal documents from Occupy Sandy. If you have anything to add, please let us know in the comments section. This list is also available via Zotero public groups.


Ambinder, Eric, and David Jennings. 2013. The Resilient Social Network @Occupy Sandy #SuperstormSandy. Falls Church, VA: The Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. (Public Report)

Brown, Pamela. 2013. “The Limits of Local.” Social Text Periscope. (Academic)

Cornish, Flora, Cristian Montenegro, Kirsten van Reisen, Flavia Zaka, and James Sevitt. 2014. “Trust the Process: Community Health Psychology after Occupy.” Journal of Health Psychology 19(1):60–71. (Academic)

Feuer, Alan. 2012. “Occupy Sandy: A Movement Moves to Relief.” The New York Times, November 9. (Journalism)

Flash, Zakk. 2013. “The People’s Response: How OpOK Relief Is Rebuilding (Blog post)

Fox, Josh. 2012. Occupy Sandy. (Documentary film)

Giraud, Esteve. 2013. “Interview with Devin Balkind: Sahana and Occupy Sandy Relief Efforts.” Sahana Software Foundation. (Blog post)

Gottesdiener, Laura. 2012. “After Sandy, Communities Mobilize a New Kind of Disaster Relief.” (Bjog post)

Greenberg, Miriam. 2014. “The Disaster inside the Disaster Hurricane Sandy and Post-Crisis Redevelopment.” New Labor Forum 23(1):44–52. (Academic)

Greenfield, Adam. 2013. “A Diagram of Occupy Sandy.” Urban Omnibus. (Blog post)

Heindl, Matt. 2015. “Occupy Sandy’s Happy Hackers.” Razorfish Buzzcut. (Blog post)

Islam, M. M., J. V. Vate, J. Heggestuen, A. Nordenson, and K. Dolan. 2013. “Transforming in-Kind Giving in Disaster Response: A Case for on-Line Donation Registry with Retailers.” Pp. 191–96 in 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC). (Academic)

Jaleel, Rana. nd. “Into the Storm: Occupy Sandy and the New Sociality of Debt.” Is This What Democracy Looks Like? (Blog post)

Kaplan, Michele. 2013. Small Kitchen, Big Impact: Accessibility, Eating Green & The Relief Efforts. (Documentary film).

Kavner, Lucas. 2012. “Occupy Sandy Emerges as a Relief Organization for 21st Century.” (Blog post)

Kilkenny, Allison. 2012. “Occupy Sandy Efforts Highlight Need for Solidarity, Not Charity.” The Nation, November 5. (Journalism)

Kilkenny, Allison. 2013. “Occupy Sandy: One Year Later.” The Nation, October 28. (Journalism)

Knight, Sam. 2014. “Occupy Sandy and the Future of Socialism.” Truthout, April 6.

Lerner, Sharon. 2012. “How Sandy Saved Occupy.” The American Prospect, November 27. (Journalism)

Liborion, Max, and David Wachsmuth. 2013. “The Fantasy of Disaster Response: Governance and Social Action During Hurricane Sandy.” Social Text Periscope. (Academic)

MacFarquhar, Larissa. 2012. “Occupy Sandy.” The New Yorker Blogs. (Journalism)

Malsin, Jared. n.d. “Best of Enemies: Why Occupy Activists Are Working with New York City’s Government.” Time. (Journalism)

Marom, Yotam. 2012a. “Occupy Sandy, from Relief to Resistance.” Waging Nonviolence. (Journalism)

Marom, Yotam. 2012b. “The Best Response to Disaster: Go on the Offensive.” Waging Nonviolence. (Journalism)

Mohrit, Nastaran. 2013. “On the Margins of Disaster, Revolutionary Acts of Care.” Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy (4). (Academic)

Muriente, Sofia. 2013. Occupy Sandy a People-Powered Emergency Response. TEDxHampshireCollege. (Presentation)

Occupy New Jersey. 2013. OSNJ Statement on NJ’s Disaster Recovery Action Plan. (Press release)

Occupy Sandy. n.d. “Meeting Minutes | Occupy Sandy Recovery.” (Internal documents)

Occupy Sandy. n.d. “Occupy Sandy Project Spokescouncil.” Occupy Sandy Recovery. (Website)

Occupy Sandy. n.d. “Occupy Sandy Relief NYC Fund.” Occupy Sandy Recovery. (Website)

Rugh, Peter. 2012. “Occupy Sandy Relief Turns to Protest.” Dissident Voice. (Blog post)

Rugh, Peter. 2013. “Occupy Sandy’s Collective Recovery.” Dissident Voice. (Blog post)

Sandy Regional Assembly. 2013. Recovery Agenda. Recovery from the Ground up: Strategies for Community-Based Resiliency in New York and New Jersey. (Public Report)

Shepard, Benjamin. 2013. “From Flooded Neighborhoods to Sustainable Urbanism: A New York Diary.” Socialism and Democracy 27(2):42–64. (Academic)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 2013. Hurricane Sandy: Youthful Energy and Idealism Tackles Real-World Disaster Response. (News post)

West, James. 2013. “What Happened to the Money That Occupy Sandy Raised?” Mother Jones. (Journalism)

Williams, Ian G., and Robert Preti. 2013. “Ecological Crisis and Tactical Self-Awareness: On Being in Social Work School During and After Hurricane Sandy.” Voices: The Silberman Journal of Social Work. (Academic)

2014. “Occupy Sandy.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.



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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Kagen #

    additional articles

    Miles Howe, November 26, 2012, Occupy Wall Street Shines On (Audio of Max Haiven)

    Alan Feuer (November 9, 2012). “Occupy Sandy: A Movement Moves to Relief”. The New York Times.

    Jared Malsin (November 13, 2012). “Best of Enemies: Why Occupy Activists Are Working with New York City’s Government”. TIME.

    Carolyn Weaver (November 8, 2012). “Post-Storm, ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Becomes ‘Occupy Sandy'”. Voice of America.

    Sophia Hoffenberg, November 17, 2012, Occupy Sandy Offers Alternative Hurricane Revcovery Effort,

    Abby Ohlheiser Dec. 25 2012 Occupy Sandy Church Damaged In Suspicious Fire

    By Nicholas Rizzi on April 26, 2013 Staten Island Residents Rally to Save Sandy Relief Hub

    Andrea (December 17, 2012). “Donate to Sandy Survivors & Support Local Businesses via Occupy Sandy Local Business Registry”. OccuWorld Global Occupy News.

    SARAH MASLIN NIR, April 30, 2013, Storm Effort Causes a Rift in a Shifting Occupy Movement,

    by Stratton Lawrence , January 30, 2013, Abandoned by the U.S. government, hurricane-ravaged Staten Island turns to the Occupy movement A Demonstration of Humanity

    April 7, 2014
    • Max Liboiron #

      Thank you! Great collection of media coverage.

      April 9, 2014

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