Anders Utrecht

Team

Ozan Alakavuklar
Utrecht University School of Governance (USG)
Utrecht University

With his research, Ozan attempts to access, support and work with/for activist communities that address the most urgent and current issues of our contemporary society concerning unsustainable practices and socio-ecological crises. He relies on Marxian theories of political economy and approaches post-Marxist discussions as theories of organising for social change.

Giuseppe Feola
Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development
Utrecht University

Giuseppe conducts research on social-ecological change in modern societies, with a focus on agri-food systems, civil societies and social movements. He aspires to contribute to the societal debate on the transformation towards sustainability, by bridging theory and political action. Mostly using interdisciplinary and mixed-methods approaches, Giuseppe’s’ research examines why and how social, cultural, political and economic processes can lead to – or prevent – change towards a more sustainable world.

Dan Hassler-Forest
Humanities Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON)
Utrecht University

Dan has a background in film and television studies and English literature. In his research, Dan addresses the complex interplay of 21st century entertainment with politics and ideology – as popular culture is one of the primary domains where we consume, resist and define political identities. His first monograph Capitalist Superheroes breaks down how superhero movies embody neoliberal ideologies. In other research, he has shown how fantasy and science fiction offer ways of imagining alternatives to global capitalism. Dan’s work is grounded in neo-Marxist critical theory and critical race theory.

Yousra Rahmouni Elidrissi
Utrecht University School of Governance (USG)
Utrecht University

Yousra’s research is situated at the crossroads of Social Movements and Organisation Studies. It focusses on the significance of bodies, embodiment and identity in activists’ practices. Her research highlights the body as part of our self-identification, for example by addressing existing tensions between passionate commitment and a vulnerable body. For the last four years she has been working as an activist-scholar, investigating the work of a French climate movement engaged in the practice of non-violent direct action. More generally, she is interested in collective forms of resistance and dynamics of solidarity within communities.

Belle Tonk
Utrecht University School of Governance (USG)
Utrecht University

Belle has a background in Communication and Life Sciences, making her mindful to building bridges between theoretically complex life science subjects such as sustainability, nature, health and climate and everyday practice. With a Masters degree in Organisation, Change and Management, Belle has a specific interest in organisational culture change and alternative ways of organising in order to create a more (social) sustainable society.

Patrizia Zanoni
Utrecht University School of Governance (USG)
Utrecht University

Patrizia is specialised in the theme Organisational Culture & Change at Utrecht University. She researches topics like diversity, control and resistance in organisations and alternative economies. Her work is based in the tradition of critical studies, critical discourse analysis and neo-Marxist theories. She has specifically researched the role of social identity (gender, ethnicity, disability, age) in relation to power, within and between organisations.