Michael Schwartz

Eminent sociologist specializing in the study of insurgency

Michael Schwartz, Professor of Sociology and Faculty Director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on popular protest and insurgency, and on American business and government dynamics. His books include Radical Protest and Social Structure, The Power Structure of American Business (with Beth Mintz) and Social Policy and the Conservative Agenda (edited, with Clarence Lo). His work on Iraq has appeared on numerous internet sites, including TomDispatch, Asia Times,, and ZNet; and in print in Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine. His email address is