Dr Kevin Gillan

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

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Biography

Kevin completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield, where he investigated a range of social movement groups contesting globalisation and war. The thesis explored the ways in which activists beliefs and activities are shaped by historical and ideological contexts. Kevin subsequently worked as a Research Assistant at City University (London) on an ESRC funded project on Anti-War Activism.

Kevin moved to the University of Manchester as Lecturer in Sociology in 2007. Since then his publications have included a co-authored monograph, Anti-War Activism: New Media and Protest in the Information Age, with Jenny Pickerill and Frank Webster (2008, Palgrave) and two collaborative edited collections: Research Ethics and Social Movements (2015, Routledge) and Occupy! A Global Movement (2015, Routledge). Kevin is currently working on a monograph that brings together aspects of economic sociology, political economy and the sociology of work to offer a relational sociology of capitalism that stresses contention and social change within broader (macro-level) structures. Working title: How Capitalism Matters: Polity, Economy & Society

 

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Editor-in-Chief, Social Movement Studies

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