Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Reader in Social Politics and Media at Loughborough University

Cristina Flesher Fominaya is an internationally recognized expert in social movement and politics.

She holds an MA and a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. As of April 2018, she is Reader in Social Politics and Media at Loughborough University. She has been researching and participating in European social movements since the early 1990s, exploring the dynamics of resistance, participation and collective identity formation in autonomous movements.

She has published widely in the area of social movements, including three books: Social Movements and Globalization: How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are changing the world (2014), Resisting Austerity (2018 with Graeme Hayes) and Understanding European Social Movements (2013 with Laurence Cox). She has delivered over 40 keynotes and expert speaker engagements around the world. She is a founding editor of Interface Journal and a co-editor of Social Movement Studies.

The transformative power of narrative

Main Hall

Nathan Schneider, from the University of Colorado Boulder; Cadwell Turnbull, writer of ‘social fiction’; Francesca Pick, Co-founder Greaterthan & OuiShare Fest; and Cristina Flesher Fominaya, whose forthcoming book is about “Real” Democracy as expressed, demanded and manifested in Spain from 15-M to Podemos, will explore the transformative power of narrative. This panel will discuss storytelling […]

The Changing Narrative