Since 2009, he has also been active in social justice movements in the Los Angeles area. He has held fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others. His authored books include Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (University of Chicago Press, 2010/2016-French-Japanese-Turkish-Persian), Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism (with Janet Afary, University of Chicago Press, 2005-Turkish-Portuguese), and Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism (University of Illinois Press, 1995-Chinese-Turkish).
His articles on the above topics and on political and social issues in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East have appeared in journals such as Sociological Theory, Sociological Quarterly, Historical Materialism, Jacobin, the International Marxist-Humanist, New Politics, Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, Rethinking Marxism, Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture, Socialism and Democracy, Review of Radical Political Economics, and Economic & Political Weekly.
Kevin Anderson at “Occupy LA,” November 2011