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Stellan Vinthagen


Stellan Vinthagen

Room number: F132
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 41122 Göteborg

Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Stellan Vinthagen

Research area
Resistance Studies, Nonviolent Action Strategies (Civil Resistance), Social Movements & Change, Power Theory.

Areas of interest
Interpretations of the social meanings of acts of nonviolent disobedience as well as how transnational movements breaking of system-rules influences economic and political system-functions. Social movement theory. Conflict management.

Current research

  • Globalization of Resistance: Influences on Democracy Advocators in Civil Society in the South (2011-2015), funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).
  • Legal Change and Social Movements (2010-2012), funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).
  • Everyday Resistance (2010), funded by University West.
  • World Culture and Resistance (2010), funded by University of Gothenburg.
  • Transnational Social Movements & Resistance Strategies (2001-2004, 2007, 2009-) (Unfunded). Funding applied for a continuation of the project.


Forum for Civil Society, Resistance Studies and Social Movement Research http://socav.gu.se/english/research/civil-society-and-social-movement-research

Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance and Professor of Sociology at UMass, Amherst umass.edu/sociology/users/vinthagen

Director, Resistance Studies Initiative, UMass, Amherst umass.edu/resistancestudies

Editor, Journal of Resistance Studies, http://resistance-journal.org

Steering group, Resistance Studies Network, resistancestudies.org
International Council, War Resisters’ International, wri-irg.org

Nonviolence and Peace Movements Commission, International Peace Research Association (IPRA)

Resistance Studies Network

LATEST BOOK: A Theory of Nonviolent Action - How Civil Resistance Works (2015) http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/T/bo20503488.html

BLOG on resistance: http://blogs.umass.edu/vinthagen/

Skype: stellan.vinthagen
Based in Sweden Jan-Aug: Department of Sociology and Work Science, Box 720, 40530 Göteborg, Sweden
Based in USA Sep-Dec: Department of Sociology, 200 Hicks Way, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts
MA 01003-9277 Amherst, USA


Latest publications

The narrative making of resistance
Stellan Vinthagen
Historisk Tidskrift, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Resistance Studies as an Academic Pursuit
Mikael Baaz, Mona Lilja, Stellan Vinthagen
Journal of Resistance Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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Longterm peacebuilding, peace processes and public resistance
Michael Schulz, Stellan Vinthagen
International Studies Association, Annual Convent 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution


Fighting with and against the Time: The Environmental Movement’s Queering of Time as Resistance
Mona Lilja, Mikael Baaz, Stellan Vinthagen
Identity: Representation & Practices - Lisbon, 11-12 September, 2014 Faculty of Humanities – University of Lisbon, Portugal, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution


Legal Action Design: Social Movements’ Strategies to Shape Law
Mikael Baaz, Stellan Vinthagen
CBSM Mini-Coference on Power and Justice, New York, 9 August, 2013, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution


Rättens rörelser och rörelsernas rätt
Håkan Gustafsson, Stellan Vinthagen
Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap, Journal article 2010
Journal article


Mona Lilja, Stellan Vinthagen
Stockholm, Liber, Edited book 2009
Edited book

Mona Lilja, Stellan Vinthagen
Motstånd, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

Mona Lilja, Stellan Vinthagen
Motstånd, Liber, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

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