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Cristina Flesher Fominaya (PhD and MA Sociology, University of California, Berkeley; BA summa cum laude International Relations, University of Minnesota) is Professor of Global Studies at Aarhus University, Editor in Chief of the journal Social Movement Studies, and co-founder of the open access social movements journal Interface. Professor Flesher Fominaya is an internationally recognized expert in European and global movements and politics. She has been awarded numerous prestigious and competitive fellowships and grants, including the National Science Foundation Fellowship, for research on the British Anti-Roads Movement, which was awarded the Lowenthal Prize in Critical and Cultural Theory; the German Marshall Fund Fellowship for research on the Global Justice Movement; and the Marie Curie Intra-European Senior Fellowship for cross-national comparative research on anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements following the global financial crash of 2008. She is currently PI of DEMINOVA, a cross-national research study on democratic imaginaries and innovation in social movements following the global crash of 2008, funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF). Her three most recent books are Democracy Reloaded: Inside Spain's Political Laboratory from 15-M to Podemos (Oxford University Press 2020); Social Movements in a Globalized World 2nd Edition (Palgrave Macmillan/ Red Globe 2020) and The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements: Protest in Turbulent Times (2020). She has published widely on social movements, politics, and democracy: Google Scholar Profile

Andrea Teti is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Salerno (Italy) and Senior Associate Editor of Middle East Critique, and held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Studies (University of Bologna, 2020), at the GramsciLab (University di Cagliari, 2018-19), the University of Ghent (MENA Research Group, 2018) and the University of Amsterdam (2015). He was Consortium Director of the ArabTransformations Project (2015-16), Trustee of the British Society for Middle East Studies (2019-22), and is Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the Critical Middle East Studiesnetwork. Andrea has published widely on democratization and authoritarianism and on EU-Middle East policy, including as lead author of The Arab Uprisings in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia (2018) and Democratization Against Democracy: How EU Policy Fails the Middle East (2020). 

Edmund W. Cheng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at the City University of Hong Kong, where he co-directs the Centre for Public Affairs and Law and the Political Analysis Lab. He is a co-editor of Social Movement Studies and an editorial board member of China Quarterly and Mobilization. He has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford and the Australian National University.  Cheng’s research interests include contentious politics, political communication, research methods and the sociology of knowledge, focusing on the comparative study of Asia. His work has appeared in Political Communication, Political Studies, Sociological Methodology, Information, Communication & Society, New Media & Society, China Quarterly, China Journal, among others. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Natalia Miranda is a political sociologist (PhD Political and Social Sciences, UC Louvain, Belgium; MA Sociology, PUC Chile; BA summa cum laude Sociology UFRO, Chile). She specializes in the study of social movements, (digital) activism, democracy, and political sociology, employing a mixed-methods approach in her research. Her PhD dissertation focused on analyzing how diverse activist cultures converged within the Chilean social movement opposing the private retirement model. Natalia is an associate member of SMAG-CriDIS at UC Louvain and serves as secretary on the Research Committee 48 "Social Movements, Collective Action, and Social Change" within the International Sociological Association (ISA). She is working as a post-doctoral researcher at DEMINOVA.

Panos Panayotu is a post-doctoral researcher at DEMINOVA. He studied Political Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds an MA in Ideology and Discourse Analysis from the University of Essex. He completed his PhD at Loughborough University. Panos’ research has focused on discourse analysis, contemporary theories of democracy, populism, transnationalism and social movements. His thesis developed the notion of transnational populism and analysed the pan-European movement-party DiEM25 as its most paradigmatic case. His work has appeared in Political Studies, the Journal for the Study of Radicalism and collective volumes with established academic publishers. Before joining Aarhus, Panos has worked at the University of Essex, SOAS University of London and Loughborough University.