Richard Flacks is professor of sociology emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1969. He is the author of “Making History: The American Left and the American Mind,” published by Columbia University Press, and has written extensively on social movements, music and politics, student life and culture, and strategies for social change.
He was a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society and has collaborated politically and intellectually with Tom Hayden for 45 years. He and his wife Mickey are active in community politics in Santa Barbara. Flacks has produced Culture of Protest, a weekly radio program on KCSB, for the last 26 years.