Liz McKenna is a postdoctoral scholar at the SNF Agora Institute and P3 Lab at Johns Hopkins University. She studies left and right-wing political organizing in the United States and Brazil, using multiple methods (ethnographic, interview, network, and geospatial analysis) to better understand how civil society organizations across the ideological spectrum build power. She is the coauthor of two books on grassroots organizing: Prisms of the People: Power and Organizing in 21st Century America (with Hahrie Han and Michelle Oyakawa; University of Chicago Press, 2021) and Groundbreakers: How Obama's 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America (with Hahrie Han; Oxford University Press, 2014) and is working on a third book project, The Revolution Will Be Organized: Power and Protest in Brazil’s New Republic, based on a five-year study she conducted for her dissertation. Liz has published her research in political science and sociology academic journals as well as in mainstream media and practitioner-focused outlets, including the Agora Case Studies series. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a political and community organizer in Ohio and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.