Kevin Van Meter
Kevin Van Meter -- following an illustrious career in the precariat and as long time activist -- joined the Geography department in the Fall of 2012. Van Meter's research explores the emergence and movement of political theory; neighboring interests include anarchism and Autonomist Marxism, co-research methods, political repression and militancy in contemporary social movements, and the writings of George Orwell.
Additionally, Van Meter is a member of the research collective Team Colors; with the collective he co-edited the collection Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States (AK Press, 2010) and the collectives work has appeared in various book collections and journals. Van Meter's collaborative and single-authored work has appeared in the Earth First! Journal, Synthesis / Regeneration, Organizing Upgrade, Radical Society, Groundswell Journal, Indypendent Reader, The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Arranca!, The Hampton Institute, Toward Freedom, The Commoner: A Web Journal for Other Values, Perspectives on Anarchist Theory and other radical publications. His first monograph, titled Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible, will be released by AK Press in June 2017.
As of May 2015 Van Meter is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography, Environment and Society and has completed a Minor in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society. He is Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geography at Portland State University, an organizer with the Portland Solidarity Network, and is finishing his dissertation remotely from the Pacific Northwest.