Dana R. Fisher is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. Her research explores democracy, civic participation, activism and environmental policymaking. She has written extensively on activism and protest. American Resistance is her sixth book. She has also published her work in over 60 articles and book chapters and has presented her work to federal agencies, foundations, and other organizations, including the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Fisher currently serves as a Contributing Author for Working Group 3 of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Review writing about civic activism and citizen engagement.