Luke Elliott-Negri is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is author of several articles about industrial unionism and social movements and co-author of a policy report on Connecticut’s paid sick days law. His dissertation analyzes the prospects of a contemporary left-wing political party (the Working Families Party) against the backdrop of the literature on American exceptionalism with respect to party formation. His co-authored book about social movement success and failure is under review at Oxford University Press.