Dr. Meg Krausch (they/them) is a public sociologist, which means that I am committed to using my training as a social scientist in the service of the public good. I study inequalities and social movements, and I am especially interested in how grassroots communities develop ways to resist their own marginalization.
I have a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and a BA in International Studies from the University of Chicago (CV). I have spent the last 11 years studying social movements and educational projects in Argentina, including teaching for a year in an alternative high school run on consensus-based decision-making. I have also conducted research projects on whiteness in the rural Midwest; on gender-based harassment in the university; on critical feminist teaching and resistance to it; and on how we define a social movement. In the last few years, I have formed significant relationships in Honduras through my work with the Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective and have increasingly written about the work of environmental activists there. I am currently conducting research on the experiences of other trans and gender non-conforming people at work.
I am based in Dearborn/Detroit, MI, and am originally from Flint. I have been involved in diverse community movements including anti-eviction movements, prison abolitionism, free schools, independent media, and immigrant community spaces. I am a queer intersectional feminist, an anarchist, and a white antiracist. I speak English and Spanish fluently. I have taught in many contexts including the university as well as facilitated many meetings, and I bring all of these values and experiences to my teaching, workshop design, and facilitation as well.
Please feel free to contact me via the form below with any questions or to hire me. I am excited to work with all kinds of groups and individuals, including social movements with limited budgets.