Stellan Vinthagen


Department of Sociology and Work
+46 31-786 48 63
Visiting address
Skanstorget 18
41122 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Stellan Vinthagen

NOTE! I work in the US. Contact me via via stellan. vinthagen @ gmail. com eller +1 413 801 9555

Research area Resistance Studies, Nonviolent Action Strategies (Civil Resistance), Social Movements & Change, Power Theory.

Areas of interest Interpretations of the social meanings of acts of nonviolent disobedience as well as how transnational movements breaking of system-rules influences economic and political system-functions. Social movement theory. Conflict management.

Current research

1. A Study of Civic Resistance and its Impact on Democracy (2018-2023), funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).

2. Unarmed resistance to military occupation (UMass Amherst; Development of funding applications).

3. Indigenous peoples' resistance (UMass Amherst; Development of funding applications).

Forum for Civil Society, Resistance Studies and Social Movement Research…

Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance and Professor of Sociology at UMass, Amherst

Director, Resistance Studies Initiative, UMass, Amherst

Editor, Journal of Resistance Studies,

Steering group, Resistance Studies Network, International Council, War Resisters’ International,

Nonviolence and Peace Movements Commission, International Peace Research Association (IPRA)

Resistance Studies Network

LATEST BOOK: 2020 Conceptualizing ‘Everyday Resistance’: A Transdisciplinary Approach, Johansson, Anna & Stellan Vinthagen, Routledge (250 pages).

WORK IN USA: Department of Sociology, 200 Hicks Way, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts MA 01003-9277 Amherst, USA