Lina Mary Caroline Stepick
Senior Researcher in Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Chapter Member: Oregon SSN
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Stepick’s research focuses on labor standards, low-wage work, affordable housing, and coalition organizing. They research unstable work scheduling practices, carework, and climate impacts on jobs and job quality.
"Valuing the Cause: A Theory of Authenticity in Social Movements" (with ). Mobilization (forthcoming).
Distills two orthogonal types of authenticity in social movements: grassroots (in)authenticity, based on idealized notions of civil society, and institutional (in)authenticity, rooted in cultural-cognitive schemas used to judge fit with established SMO categories.
"Strength in Diversity? Group Heterogeneity in the Mobilization of Grassroots Organizations" (with ). Sociology Compass 8, no. 7 (2014).
Reviews studies on a variety of features of group diversity and their effects on mobilizing processes, with a particular emphasis on groups active in local community‐based organizing since the 1970s.