Silke Roth, Clare Saunders and Cristiana Olcese

Silke Roth

Silke Roth is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Division of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Southampton (UK). Her research addresses the causes, consequences and contexts of social and political activism at the micro-, meso- and macro-levels. She has published in Gender and Society, Social Politics, Cultural Policy and Third World Quarterly. Her publications include Building Movement Bridges: The Coalition of Labor Union Women. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003 and multiple edited volumes. She is currently working on a monograph on biographies and careers of humanitarian aid workers.

Division of Sociology and Social Policy
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Clare Saunders

Clare Saunders is a Senior Lecturer at the Environment and Sustainability Institute / Department of Politics, University of Exeter. She was principal investigator of the UK case of the Caught in the Act of Protest: Contextualising Contestation European Science Foundation-funded project. She has published a number of journal articles on social movements and protests including in the British Journal of Sociology, Social Movement Studies and Mobilization. Her most recent book, Environmental Networks and Social Movement Theory, is published by Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Environment and Sustainability Institute
Tremough Campus
Penryn, Cornwall
TR10 9EZ
United Kingdom


Cristiana Olcese

Cristiana Olcese is Fellow in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests lie at the intersection between culture and social movements. She has published in Mobilization, the British Journal of Sociology and Social Movement Studies and contributed to a series of edited volumes. She is currently working on her monograph 'Art in Protest: Mobilising Aesthetics'.

Department of Sociology
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