Sean Parson, PhD

Sean  Parson Assistant Professor
Northern Arizona University
Politics & International Affairs
Phone: 928-523-6777


  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Oregon 
  • B.A in Environmental Studies and Political Science, Drake University

Career Affiliations

  • Interim Co-Editor Journal of Critical Animal Studies (March 2015 to October 2015)
  • Editorial Board Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics 


Book Manuscripts 

  • Cooking Up Revolution: Food not Bombs, Anarchist Homeless Activism and the Politics of Space (under contract)


  • “Parks, Permits, and Riot Police: San Francisco Food Not Bombs and Autonomous Occupations of Space,” New Political Science vol 37, issue 3 (2015)
  • “Breaking Bread, Sharing Soup, and Smashing the State: Food Not Bombs and Anarchist Critiques of the Neoliberal Charity State,” Theory in Action, Vol. 7, No. 4, October (2014)
  • “Climate First? The Ethical and Political Implications of Pro-Nuclear Policy in Addressing Climate Change,” in Ethics, Policy & Environment vol. 15 no. 1 (March 2012). 
  • “Understanding the Ideology of the Earth Liberation Front” in Green Theory & Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy Volume 4, no.2 (2008).

Book Chapters 

  • “Anarchism and Ecology: Exploring Eco-Anarchism in Theory and Praxis.” In Anarchism: A Conceptual Analysis. Eds. Benjamin Franks, Nathan Jun, and Leonard Williams. Rutledge Press, Spring 2017.  
  • “Redefining Radical Environmentalism,” in Oxford Handbook for Environmental Political Theory. Eds. Teena Gabrielson, Cheryl Hall, John M. Meyer, and David Schlosberg. Oxford University Press, Winter 2016 (co-authored with Emily Howard)
  • “Industrialism is Both the Fabrication Department and the Kill Floor: Total Liberation, Green Anarchism and the Violence of Industrialism,” in No Bosses, No Masters: Anarchist Perspectives on Animal Liberation. Eds. Anthony J. Nocella II, Kim Socha, Richard J White, Erika Cudworth. McFarland Books, Spring 2015 (co-authored with Mara Pfeifer).
  • “Insurgency Control: Tools of Repression in the Age of Austerity” in The End of the World as We Know it?: Crisis, Resistance and the Age of Austerity. Eds. Deric Shannon. AK Press, May 2014 (co-authored with Luis Fernandez)
  •  “Total Liberation: Intersectional Politics and Animal Rightsin Defining Critical Animal Studies. Eds. Anthony Nocella II, John Sorenson, Kim Socha, Atsuko Matsouka. Peter Lang Publishing, December 2013 (co-authored with Sarat Collings and Alessandro Arrigoni).