Collaboration

I am actively engaged with audiences and end-users outside academia, and welcome opportunities to work with partners in social movement activism, art and communities. 

I am currently sponsoring on a project titled The Art of Organising Hope’ led by the Artists’ Group Victoria Deluxe. Victoria Deluxe is a social artistic workplace in Ghent, Belgium and decided to produce an inventory of innovative post-capitalist practices in Europe. They focus on original initiatives breaking with the capitalistic logic of the market and neoliberalism. In their words: “Under the name The Art of Organising Hope, we want to start up a mobilization project. A project arising from the desire to search Europe for discourses and practices that embody alternatives for the existing world order. The name of the project – The Art of Organising Hope – refers to the subtitle of Ana Cecilia Dinerstein’s book (see here). She describes how successful, alternative practices and discourses are being developed in Latin America. We want to undertake the same quest in Europe”

I am funder-convenor of International Interdisciplinary Network Labour in Transition (LITTINet-work) and collaborate with scholars, activists and artists working in Argentina, Brazil, Catalonia, Ecuador, Greece, India, Netherlands, the UK, and the US. We are exploring how movements and commons are moving beyond labour informality and finding alternative forms of organising work and life in the city in the global north and south. See here.

I am also funder-convenor of the scholar-activist international group ‘Women on The Verge’. We are female scholars from US, UK, Netherlands, Italy and we have written the book Social Sciences for Another Politics: Women Theorising without Parachutes, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. I am developing and expanding a network of collaboration and a proposal for a book series too. See here and here.

I am a Research Partner of the New Politics Project (2016-2020) at the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam). 

I collaborate with the Latin American Council for Social Sciences, CLACSO. It gathers more than 623 research centres associated to the Council in 48 countries of the Latin American region. 

I am a research fellow of two CLACSO’s Working Groups (WG): ‘The State and Social Movements in Latin America’ and ‘Counter-hegemonic Alternatives’. The WG are interdisciplinary networks of researchers from different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean which gather around a topic or social problem relevant to the region. The WGs work to produce rigorous and relevant comparative knowledge, and seek to achieve an effective relationship among researchers, policymakers and social organizations. The WGs are organized based on the results of public contests in which proposals for the creation of WGs, in conjunction with work plans, are presented. 

In 2016, I was an appointed Member of the International Panel for the Evaluation of the CLACSO Working Groups 2016-2-17 and an appointed Member of the International Panel for the Evaluation of Research Proposal CLACSO-TNI: Disputing the Public Space in Latin America, Latin American Council for Social Sciences, Buenos Aires. I am collaborating with CLACSO and the Institute for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, IEALCin order to develop and expand the ‘South – South programme’.

The South – South programme is an inter-regional academic platform for the exchange and discussion of contemporary social issues of common interest to Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. The Program seeks to deepen academic South-South Cooperation and to consolidate an integrated network of researchers from the Global South with a critical and comparative perspective. This project is sponsored by the International Research Funding ‘Buiding Bridges’ Scheme , University of Bath and in the future will include collaboration with colleagues working on decolonial theory at the Erasmus Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.