Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Walker’s research focuses on social movements, the political mobilization and influence of business, and organizational and organizing processes. His primary area of work involves understanding how businesses have adopted grassroots organizing practices, as well as the ways that social movement groups and community organizations challenge companies, governments, and other institutions. He is also interested in the politics of health and health care, contention surrounding energy politics and the environment, and corporate social responsibility. He has consulted with community organizations and foundations, and has taken part in efforts to build bridges between university research and the needs of local communities.