Current Institutional Affiliation
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Northeastern University

Award Information

International Dissertation Research Fellowship 2001
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Anthropology, University of California / Berkeley
Transnational Activism and the Movement for Global Resistance (MGR) in Spain

I am proposing a twelve-month ethnographic study of the Movement for Global Resistance (MGR) in Spain as an innovative form of collective action that is locally rooted, yet connected to a growing worldwide challenge to corporate-led globalization. Research will be carried out in Barcelona, Spain from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002. Through participant observation, qualitative interviews and internet and media analysis, I will explore the cultural politics of the movement and will examine its relationship to emerging forms of anti-corporate activism around the world. What meanings, identities and practices are being produced, contested and enacted within MGR movement networks in Spain? How are they connected to an emerging transnational social movement field?