Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Cristina Flesher Fominaya

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Areas of Expertise

  • European Social Movements
  • Cultural Studies
  • Globalisation/Anti-Globalisation


Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Fellow at the ECIA, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology of the University of Aberdeen and a Senior Marie Curie Fellow at National University Ireland, Maynooth. She has 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. She won numerous international scholarships and prizes including the National Science Foundation Fellowship, the German Marshall Fellowship and the Leo Lowenthal Prize for Outstanding Paper in Culture and Critical Theory awarded by the University of California, Berkeley. She was previously Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science in the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a visiting scholar at Georgetown University. Her work has been published in Contemporary Social Science, Sociological Inquiry, Sociology Compass, International Review of Social History, South European Society and Politics, Mediterráneo Económico, and International Feminist Journal of Politics. She is co-founder and co-editor of Interface: a journal for and about social movements and is a member of the Editorial Board of Sociological Research Online. She is also co-founder and co-chair of the Council for European Studies (Columbia University) Research Network on European Social Movements, and serves as an expert evaluator for the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2010 National Research Plan and the Government of Ireland’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Peer Review Process 2010/2011.

Cristina Flesher Fominaya’s personal page at the University of Aberdeen

 Contentious Politics in an Age of Austerty – Cristina Flesher Fominaya’s Blog

Outreach Activities
Researching Citizen Media Workshop
University of Manchester, UK – 10 Sep 2016
Social Movements and Globalization
Sociology for Globalizing Societies – 26 May 2014
International Solidarity in Autonomous and Non-Institutionalised Movements
Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences – 28 Mar 2014
Humour In Protest and Cultural Resistance
Istanbul Bilgi University – 17 Feb 2014
European Youth and Political Participation in Times of Crisis
World Conference Centre, Bonn – 17 Jul 2013
A New Form of Democracy
World Conference Center Bonn, Platz der Vereinten Nationen – 2 May 2013
Street Politics in the Age of Austerity
Université de Montréal, Carrefour des arts et des sciences – 7 Apr 2013
Youth Participation in Contemporary European Social Movements
EU-CoE Youth Partnership, 31 october 2012 – 3 Nov 2012
Defining the Victims of Terrorism: Competing Frames around Victim Compensation and Commemoration post 9/11 New York & 3/11 Madrid
in Athina Karatzogianni (Eds.), “Violence and War in Culture and the Media: Historical, Socio-Political and Cultural Perspectives”, London: Routledge, 2011 – 15 Jan 2012
Media Coverage
Spain’s Hologram Protests
OpenDemocracy – 22 Apr 2015
Podemos’ March for Change
OpenDemocracy – 1 Feb 2015
“Spain is Different”: Podemos and 15-M
OpenDemocracy – 29 May 2014
CritCom interview with Cristina Fletcher Fominaya: Understanding European Movements
Reviews and Critical Commentary – Council for European Studies – Columbia University – 26 Sep 2013
Understanding European Social Movements
EUDO Cafè – European University Institute – 5 Jul 2013


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