Professional associations

Professional associations

Australian APSA Research Group on Political Organization and Participation. Co-convernors: Peter Chen, Anika Gauja, Darren Alpin, Narelle Miragliotta, Ariadne Vromen. The Research Group seeks to build on the strength of the two inter-related subfields – political organization and political participation – and to foster new generations of scholars actively pursuing high-quality, original and topical research agendas.

ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements. Chair: Jeff Goodwin. Founded in 1980, the section fosters the study of emergent and extra-institutional social forms and behavior, particularly crowds and social movements. With about 800 members, it is one of the largest in the American Sociological Association.

ASA Section on Labor and Labor Movements. Chair: Steve Lopez. The Labor and Labor Movements Section strives to be a forum for existing work, to create networks and graduate mentoring opportunities that will stimulate interaction and increase the rigor and creativity of future work, to bring researchers, applied sociologists, and rank-and-file members of the labor movement together for discussion and debate.

CES Social Movement Research Network. Co-chairs: Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox. Established in 2011, the CES Social Movements Research Network brings together scholars interested in social movements, popular protest and contentious politics in Europe, as well as in the ways in which social movements interact with spheres such as the media, culture and memory, democratic institutions, policing, and the longer-term outcomes of social movements both positive and negative.

ECPR Standing Group on Political Violence. Co-convenors: Lorenzo Bosi and Niall O’ Dochartaigh. The Standing Group aims to provide a collaborative network and infrastructure for international junior and senior scholars working on aspects of political violence, including guerrilla warfare, insurgency, terrorism, rebellion and civil war.

ESA RN25- Social Movement Research Network. Coordinators: Nicole Doerr, Edurado Romanos and Katrin Uba. The ESA Social Movement Research Network provides organize panels sessions in general and mid-term conferences on social movements from a sociological perspective.