Stellan Vinthagen

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Stellan Vinthagen, "born 1964, Senior lecturer in Sociology and peace and development worker. Stellan is doing research on nonviolent resistance, globalisation and social movements at the School of Global Studies’ Department of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University; and at Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, University West, Sweden. His PhD (2005) in Peace and Development Research is exploring the sociology of nonviolent action (see abstract). Stellan is the author of two books, a co-author of two books (one more soon published), and editor of two books and has written several journal articles and papers at conferences. He is a visiting lecturer at several institutions, e.g. College of International Citizenship (CIC), Birmingham. He is co-founder of the Resistance Studies Network, a member of the peace and development scholar network of Transcend and the Nonviolence Commission of the International Peace Research Association, an associate of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, an advisor to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, a Council member of War Resisters’ International. He is also a movement activist (since 1980) and educator in conflict transformation and civil disobedience (since 1986). Stellan has been in totally in prison a year for peace work, e.g. in England (6 months, 1998), because of a nonviolent direct disarmament action against the nuclear submarine Trident. In January and June 2007 he was arrested and hold over night because of participation in Academic Seminar Blockades of the nuclear submarine base in Faslane, Scotland, together with over 70 other academics (see A book on the conference proceedings is being edited. He currently is organizing a Ship to Gaza together with others. He lives in the Ecological village Lilla Krossekärr, on the island Orust, at the West-coast of Sweden, north of Gothenburg. For relevant publications, see his CV. Stellan can be reached at stellan. vinthagen @ resistancestudies. org (type address without spaces). Address: School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Box 700, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden." [1] CV

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  1. People, resistancestudies, accessed July 3, 2009.