Tony Silvaggio

Sociology

Biography: 

Teaches courses in environmental sociology, social movements, community organizing, globalization, green criminology, and research methods. His current research focuses on understanding the impact repressive legislation (such as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act) has on environmental NGOs and activist communities. He also is engaged in research on the environmental impact of the marijuana industrial complex. He has written on the topics of transnational resistance to neoliberalism (w/Dreiling 2009) and pricing environmental amenities (w/ Gwartney 2006). Tony sits in the Editorial Board of the Earth Liberation and Environmental Justice Book Series (Arissa), and is currently the Board President of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC), a nonprofit that specializes in activist legal support and civil liberties education.

Areas of Interest: 

His current research focuses on understanding the impact repressive legislation (such as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act) has on environmental NGOs and activist communities. He also is engaged in research on the environmental impact of the marijuana industrial complex. 

Degrees: 
Ph.D. 2005, Sociology, University of Oregon
Tony Silvaggio
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