Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Writer and Researcher in Aarhus, Denmark

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I am Professor in Global Studies at Aarhus University (as of November 1 2021).

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 founding editor of Interface Journal,, and editor in chief 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.

Recent books:

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)

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements: Protest in Turbulent Times (2020)

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You can find many of my publications here: Google Scholar Profile

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