Sasha Costanza-Chock

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Sasha Costanza-Chock is a communications scholar who works at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1] He received his A.B. from Harvard University, M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. He researches social movements, media, and communications technologies,[2] and has published work about the Occupy Wall Street, the immigrant rights movement in the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission, the CRIS campaign for communication rights, and media policy, among other areas. As an activist he has contributed to media justice projects such as VozMob, Transmission and Indymedia.[3]


  • “Mapping the Repertoire of Electronic Contention,” in Andrew Opel and Donnalyn Pompper (eds.), Representing Resistance: Media, Civil Disobedience and the Global Justice Movement. NJ: Greenwood, 2003
  • “The Globalization of Media Policy,” in Robert McChesney, Russell Newman, and Ben Scott, eds., The Future of Media: Resistance and Reform in the 21st Century. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2005
  • Christine Schweidler and Sasha Costanza-Chock. "Piracy." in Word Matters: Multicultural Perspectives on Information Societies. C & F Éditions, 2005
  • "The Immigrant Rights Movement on the Net: Between 'Web 2.0' and Comunicación Popular." American Quarterly, Volume 60, Number 3, September 2008

Out of the Shadows, into the Streets! Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement, The MIT Press, November 19, 2014, ISBN 9780262028202


  1. ^ MIT Comparative Media Studies faculty. Retrieved 2011-10-03
  2. ^ Henry Jenkins. DIY Video 2010: Activist Media. Retrieved 2011-10-03
  3. ^ Vicki Callahan. Interview with Sasha Costanza-Chock. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-03

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