About Us

movements@manchester is a group of researchers who share an interest in social movements, protest, demonstrations, everyday politics and broadly speaking social change. We come from a range of social science backgrounds and are engaged in research in various contexts of the global North and South and on a range of topics. Our theoretical perspectives broadly but not exclusively draws on political, public and critical sociology. We run a monthly reading group and regularly organise seminars and events. We also organise the Alternative Futures and Popular Protests (AFPP) annual conference, which is an international, cross-disciplinary conference on social movements, protest and cognate topics. It draws participants from over 60 countries and various disciplines and makes for a friendly meeting ground between academia and activism. Apart from being a research group, our aim is to engage with the wider public as much as possible and therefore, we are always interested in making connections with local activists and community groups.

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