The Movements of Movements website engages the energies of many actors, including the original book series’ editor and contributors. However, it extends well beyond these circles to include the conversations and participants in book-related events and also, more fundamentally, those who are concerned about the issues raised in the series.
Series Editor: Jai Sen
Jai Sen is an activist/researcher/author in and on movement. Earlier an organiser in social movement living in Calcutta (now Kolkata), then a researcher into popular movement for a place to live, for the past decade and more he has worked to promote critical engagement with the World Social Forum and emerging world movement—as moderator of the listserve WSMDiscuss, as organiser of meetings and discussions across movements in the course of the World Social Forum, and as editor of several books. These include—with Anita Anand, Arturo Escobar, and the late Peter Waterman, World Social Forum: Challenging Empires (The Viveka Foundation, 2004, and then Black Rose, 2008) and with the late Peter Waterman, World Social Forum: Critical Explorations (OpenWord, 2012). He helped found and remains associated with CACIM and OpenWord. He now lives both in New Delhi, India, and in Ottawa, on unceded Anishinaabe territory in Canada / on Turtle Island.
Part 1: Taiaiake Alfred, Tariq Ali, Daniel Bensaid, Hee-Yeon Cho, Ashok Choudhary, Lee Cormie, Jeff Corntassel, Laurence Cox, Guillermo Delgado-P, Andre Drainville, David Featherstone, Christopher Gunderson, Emilie Hayes, Francois Houtart, Fouad Kalouche, Alex Khasnabish, Xochitl Leyva Solano, Roma Malik, David McNally, Roel Meijer, Eric Mielants, Peter North, Shailja Patel, Emir Sader, Andrea Smith, Anand Teltumbde, James Toth, Virginia Vargas, and Peter Waterman.
Part 2: Kolya Abramsky, Ezequiel Adamovsky, Ousseina Alidou, Samir Amin, Chris Carlsson, John Brown Childs, Lee Cormie, Anila Daulatzai, Massimo De Angelis, The Free Association, David Graeber, Josephine Ho, John Holloway, François Houtart, Jeffrey Juris, Michael Löwy, Tomás Mac Sheoin, Matt Meyer, Muto Ichiyo, Rodrigo Nunes, Michal Osterweil, Shailja Patel, Geoffrey Pleyers, Stephanie Ross, and Nicola Yeates.We are working on adding pages for each of the volumes' contributors. Each author will be added by the site administrators (at encuentro5) and given editorship over their page. We intend to expand this incrementally based on capacity and direct requests from the authors.
Ousseina D. Alidou
Oussenia Alidou, Professor, Linguistics and African Studies, in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature at Rutgers University in the US, is based both in New Jersey and Niamey.
Jeff is Tsalagi (Cherokee Nation) and currently an Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor in the School of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria which is located on Lekwungen and Wsanec homelands.
Laurence Cox is a writer, activist and teacher working with social movements in Ireland and globally.
Matt Meyer is an internationally noted author, historian, and organizer, elected in 2018 as Secretary-General of the International Peace Research Association.
Suren Moodliar is a coordinator of encuentro5, an organization supportive of the Movements of Movements project.
Michal Osterweil focuses on contemporary social movements and their knowledge production.
Geoffrey Pleyers is a sociologist at the University of Louvain, in Belgium, interested in global activism and Latin America.
Jai Sen is an activist/researcher/author in and on movement. Earlier an organiser in social movement living in Calcutta, then a researcher into popular movement, for the past decade and more he has worked to promote critical engagement with the World Social Forum...
Virginia "Gina" Vargas is a sociologist and feminist activist in Peru and Latin America