Laurence Cox

Laurence Cox is a writer, activist and teacher working with social movements in Ireland and globally. He has been involved in a wide range of struggles in various countries since the 1980s, including ecological activism, international solidarity, human rights and organising against repression, antiwar movements, community activism, radical media, self-organised spaces, alternative education and the alter-globalisation “movement of movements”.

 Laurence co-founded and co-edits the activist/academic social movements journal Interface ( and Pluto Press’ Social Movements / Activist Research book series. He is part of the Ulex social movement training project and Associate Professor in Sociology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, where he researches struggles for a better world. His latest book is The Irish Buddhist: the Forgotten Monk who Faced Down the British Empire. Most of his writing is available free at