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Heidi Reynolds-Stenson

Assistant Professor

Heidi Reynolds-Stenson


Heidi Reynolds-Stenson received her doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 2018 and joined the faculty at CSU Pueblo shortly after. She has published several articles and one book focused on social movements, protest, policing, and related topics. Current and ongoing projects examine the impact of Black Lives Matter protest on police reform; historical shifts in protest policing (multiple projects); and legal consciousness surrounding family responsibilities discrimination.

Research Interests

Social movements
Social control
Law and society


Elliot, Thomas, Jennifer Earl, Thomas V. Maher, and Heidi Reynolds-Stenson. Forthcoming. “Softer Policing or the Institutionalization of Protest? Decomposing Changes in Observed Protest Policing Over Time.” American Journal of Sociology 127 (4): 1311-1365.

Reynolds-Stenson, Heidi. 2022. Cultures of Resistance: Collective Action and Rationality in the Anti-Terror Age. Rutgers University Press. Available at:

Heidi Reynolds-Stenson and Jennifer Earl. 2021. "The Puzzle of Protest Policing over Time: Historicizing Repression Research Using Temporal Moving Regression." American Behavioral Scientist 66(5): 625–647.


Reynolds-Stenson, Heidi and Jennifer Earl. 2018. “Clashes of Conscience: Explaining Counterdemonstration at Protests.” Mobilization 23(3): 263-284.


Suh, Hyungjun and Heidi Reynolds-Stenson. 2017. “A Contingent Effect of Trust?: Ingroup and Outgroup Trust and Social Movement Participation in Political Context.” Social Science Quarterly 99(4): 1484-1495.


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