Casey Frid

Casey Frid, a faculty member at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN.  Casey lived for 5 years in Brazil before graduate school and faced unique labor market challenges there as a foreigner.  His research draws on social movement theory to examine how organization creation can drive positive social change through collaborative strategies, including an ongoing research project in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. He has also studied how craft brewers’ collective identity shapes both collaborative and competitive actions, as well as how their individual role identities have evolved over time within the craft beer segment. His research also examines the actions of nascent entrepreneurs as they work to create new organizations.