AK Thompson got kicked out of high school for publishing an underground newspaper called The Agitator and has been an author, activist, and social theorist ever since. His publications include Sociology for Changing the World (2006), Black Bloc, White Riot (2010), and Keywords for Radicals (2016). Most recently, he is co-editor of Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution (SUNY Press, 2017).