Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Writer and Researcher in Loughborough

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I am a political/ cultural/(digital) media sociologist with an MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA summa cum laude in International Relations from the University of Minnesota. From 2013-2015 I was Senior Marie Curie Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, completing a comparative study on anti-austerity protests in Spain and Ireland. I speak frequently to audiences around the world on social movements and democracy. I am a Reader in Social Politics and Media at Loughborough University.

I am a founding editor of Interface Journal,, an editor of the journal Social Movement Studies, and was a founding co-chair of the Council for European Studies Research Network on European Social Movements until 2015. My book Social Movements and Globalization How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World is available from Palgrave MacMillan here and from Amazon here

My book Resisting Austerity: Collective Action in Europe in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis (with Graeme Hayes) is available here:

I am currently developing a new book "The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements " with my co-editor Ramón Feenstra

Read my research blog here (no longer updated as project ended):

You can find many of my publications here:

I am currently finalizing a book manuscript on Spain's 15-M movement from its origins to the present

  • Work
    • Loughborough University
  • Education
    • PhD University of California, Berkeley (Sociology)