Steering Committee Member
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Bergen
Dr. Alf Gunvald Nilsen is associate professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Bergen. His work is concentrated in the field of critical development research, with a particular focus on social movements and the politics of popular resistance in the global South. Alf is the author of Dispossession and Resistance in India: The River and the Rage (Routledge, 2010) and co-author (with Laurence Cox) of We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism (Pluto, 2014). He is also the co-editor of Social Movements in the Global South: Dispossession, Development, and Resistance (Palgrave, 2011), Marxism and Social Movements (Brill, 2013) and New Subaltern Politics: Rethinking Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India (Oxford University Press, 2015). Starting in October, Alf will be Principal Investigator on the project Democratizing Indian Democracy? Social Movements and the State in India: Towards a New Research Agenda.