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MemberElspeth Van Veeren

I am a Lecturer in Political Science in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) at the University of Bristol and a Resident at the Pervasive Media Studio at the Bristol Watershed. My published work has appeared in a range of edited volumes and peer-reviewed academic journals including New Political Science, International Political Sociology, Review of International Studies, and the Journal of War and Culture Studies.

MemberJustin Yarbrough

I am here to collaboratively envision the future of politics, sociology, and intellectual collaboration. I’m seeking an alliance of minds between technologists working in the Web3 space and radical intellectuals who are ready to challenge the status quo on every front. Working as a community we can grasp the possibility of a new media technology that has the potential to instantiate collective intelligence and empower the world community to radicalize democracy by formalizing our beliefs and political will within a collaborative, intertextual framework.

MemberBilgehan Arifoğlu

I’m interested in philosophy, sociology, economics. Mostly postmodern sociology and sociological impacts of behavioral consuming in the past few years. Also wanted to do LL.M in Jurisprudence & Human Rights. I’m just about to create a new project for university students, researchers, academics and rest of people who want to read and writing for science, politics, sociology, economics, art, philosophy, law and so forth. That is why I’m here. I’m doing some research and further reading for this kind of situations and looking for some mentor who can help me in this steps. Also, I’m the collective-founder (we called like this, col-founder) of Turkey’s first magazine about woman rights, LGBT rights and environmental awareness, sustainable life. Gaia Magazine.

MemberYalın Akçevin

I am currently a Master’s student at Bogazici University, in Istanbul, Turkey, and my field is Asian Studies. Primarily within this field, I am more focused on political sociology – with a particular interest in the theories set forth by Michels, Pareto, and Mosca. I study Japan and South Korea as my countries of primary concern. With regards to Japan, my interests are concentrated on elite theories and party politics, while for South Korea my interests are primarily on Korean identity and nationalism, and Hallyu. I am also interested in urban sociology, especially focusing on how the socio-political finds its reflections on the city. My master’s research focuses on LDP factions as structures through which a circulation of elites occurs in the political circles of Japan, with an eye towards both a better understanding of LDP’s factions within the context of Japan’s ruling class and to add to the existing literature on elite theory as well. During my undergraduate studies, I was a Dual Diploma Program student, majoring in Global and International Affairs at Middle East Technical University and Binghamton University (which is a part of the SUNY system). I hold a BSc. in Global and International Affairs from both colleges, with separate GPAs and complementary transcripts, as well as a double major BA in Sociology from Binghamton University. I have taken courses in Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, and History, which has accustomed to me to multidisciplinary studies and approaches to research. If you would like to see a CV, please do kindly ask.

MemberDylan Kerrigan

I’m a lecturer and researcher in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Political Sociology, and Criminology at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. I got my PhD in Anthropology from American University in Washington DC. Did a Masters in Anthropology and Cultural Process at Goldsmiths College, University of London. And I started out with a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex. From a Caribbean, global South perspective I am most interested in how cultural and economic processes extend over long periods of time in the service of various systems of power. My main areas of focus are: class analysis; class and culture; race, class, and colourism; inequality; social change and the state; spectacle, carnival, and sport; popular culture; social and economic justice; power, elites, and white-collar crime; culture and politics. My dissertation was a social history of race, class and culture in urban Trinidad with a specific focus on Woodbrook, Carnival, and Violence. It provided examples of cultural connections between the different political and economic climates/structures/eras of Colonialism, Post Colonialism and Neo Colonialism in Trinidad. Since then I’ve done research into:

  • ·      Men and masculinities on the small goal football fields of Trinidad
  • ·      Court user experiences of the magistrate and high courts of Trinidad and Tobago
  • ·      Youth experiences of urban violence
  • ·      Therapeutic cultures, positive psychology and transnational self-help
  • ·      The militarisation of everyday life in urban Port of Spain
  • ·      Decision-making amongst government officials
  • ·      Political culture
  • ·      White-collar crime, corruption and bobol
  • ·      The coloniality of power and Justice in the Caribbean
  • ·      Spoken word as a local research methodology
  • ·      Fear of crime and local policing
  • ·      Crime and it’s representation in the anglophone Caribbean
  • ·      Radicalisation and preventing violent extremism

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