Louis Edgar Esparza is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University at Los Angeles. His work focuses on grassroots social movements, their organizations and their strategies. His articles are published in Contemporary Justice Review, Societies Without Borders, Environment & Society, and elsewhere. Louis has delivered talks across North and South America, Europe, Japan, and Liberia; He has been teaching undergraduates for ten years. Louis has held research or teaching appointments at Sophia University in Tokyo, the Luis Angel Arango Library in Bogota, and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He sits on the Executive Board of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.