Organising Committee

Gemma Edwards

Gemma EdwardsI am a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK, where I have worked since 2007, and an editor of the journal Social Movement Studies. I have conducted research into historical and contemporary protest movements, from the strikes of firefighters and teacher trade unionists, to the militancy of suffragettes. I am co-investigator on two current projects at Manchester. The first is a Leverhulme grant with Mitchell Centre for SNA colleagues, looking at how covert networks (like those involved in militant activism and terrorism) operate. The second is an ESRC project Under the Same Roof , looking at contemporary forms of shared living, with a particular focus on housing cooperatives and interpersonal networks. I have recently published Social Movements and Protest (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

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Simin Fadaee

Simin FadaeeI am a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. I have researched social movements and environmentalism in a number of places but mostly in Iran and India. I am the author of Social Movements in Iran: Environmentalism and Civil Society (Routledge 2012) and the editor of Understanding Southern Social Movements (Routledge 2016). I serve as a board member of the Research Committee on Social Classes and Social Movements (RC 47) of the International Sociological Association.


Kevin Gillan

Kevin GillanKevin Gillan is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Manchester and Editor in Chief at the journal Social Movement Studies. He has interests that overlap between social movements scholarship and economic sociology. Kevin’s most recent books are Research Ethics and Social Movements: Scholarship, Activism and Knowledge Production and Occupy! A Global Movement.

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Meghan Tinsley

Meghan TinsleyMeghan is a Presidential Fellow in Ethnicity and Inequalities at the University of Manchester, with research focusing on race, nationalism, and violence. She is currently working on two projects: the first is a monograph on representations of Muslims in commemorations of the First World War, and the second analyses discourses on race and police violence against black civilians. Meghan’s previous research has addressed language and nationalist movements in Guinea-Conakry and Reunion Island.


Luke Yates

Luke YatesLuke Yates is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. His research looks at the relationships between politics and everyday life.

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