Stellan Vinthagen, born 1964, Senior lecturer in Sociology and peace and development worker. Stel... more
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 Studiesâ€™ Department of Peace and Development Research, GÃ¶teborg 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. Stellan is the author or editor of six 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 (www.resistancestudies.org), a member of the peace and development scholar network of Transcend, the Nonviolence Commission of the International Peace Research Association, an associate of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, an advisor of International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict, a Council member of War Resistersâ€™ International. He is a movement activist (1980-) and teacher in conflict transformation and civil disobedience (1986-). Stellan has been totally one year in prison 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 because of participation in Academic Seminar Blockades of the nuclear submarine base in Faslane, Scotland, together with over 70 other academics (see www.faslane365.org). A book on the conference proceedings is being edited. He currently is part of organizing a Ship to Gaza from Sweden (www.shiptogaza.se). He lives in the Ecological village Lilla KrossekÃ¤rr, on the island Orust, at the West-coast of Sweden, north of Gothenburg. For relevant publications, see his CV (at www.resistancestudies.org/files/CVVinthagen.pdf). Stellan can be reached at stellan. vinthagen @ resistancestudies. org (type address without spaces).