Dan Berger is a writer, activist, and assistant professor of comparative ethnic studies at the University of Washington at Bothell. He writes about race, media, prisons, and American social movements. Berger is the author of Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (AK Press, 2006) and coeditor of Letters From Young Activists . His latest book is The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism (Rutgers University Press, 2010). He is currently writing a book called Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era.
The Struggle Within: Prisons, Politics, and Mass Movements in the United States forthcoming in April 2014 from PM Press !
Outlaws of America is now available in French (Editions L'Echappee, 2010) and German (Laika Verlag, 2011)! Order the French edition here. Order the German edition here.
New article (Fall 2013): "Social Movements and Mass Incarceration: What is to be Done?" published in Souls.
New article (Summer 2013): "Prisons, State Budgets, and the New National Freedom Agenda" published in Truth-Out.
Dan's interview with David Gilbert "Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street and Mass Incarceration" published in The Sixties
Dan's article on the moral panic over looting during Hurricane Katrina, "Constructing Crime, Framing Disaster," was the most downloaded article from the journal Punishment and Society in 2010. Check it out here.