Clare O'Connor holds a BA in Environmental Studies and an MA in Communication and Culture from York University (Toronto). Her research concerns the latent liberatory content of popular culture and pop music in particular, and its implications for contemporary social movements. Her publications include Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (AK Press, 2016) and the chapter "What Moves Us Now?: The Contradictions of 'Community'" in Whose Streets? The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest (Between The Lines, 2011). Her first album, Work Songs (2015), asks what we can salvage from personal loss and political despair. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked as Coordinator of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group at the University of Toronto and Editor-in-Chief of the Ryerson Free Press. Between 2008 and 2012 she served on the Editorial Committee of Upping The Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action.