Jennifer Earl is a Professor of Sociology and (by courtesy) Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. She taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) before joining Arizona. She is Director Emerita of the Center for Information Technology and Society and Director Emerita of the Technology and Society PhD Emphasis, both at UCSB. Her research focuses on social movements and the sociology of law, with research emphases on the Internet and social movements, social movement repression, and legal change. She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research from 2006-2011 on Web activism and has received over 1.25 million dollars in grant funding since earning her PhD. For up-to-date information, please visit Jennifer's staff page.
Gema M. Garcia Albacete is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Previously, she was a ‘Juan de la Cierva’ postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her research relates to citizens’ political attitudes and behaviours. She particularly interested in the processes by which political participation and political orientations develop, as well as how contextual and individual determinants interact in these processes. She is also interested in how diverse research methodologies and techniques can be used to develop this research field further. For up-to-date information, please visit Gema's website .
Howard Williamson is Professor of European Youth Policy at the University of South Wales. He is a JNC qualified youth and community worker. He was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s Honours List 2002, for services to young people. In the New Year’s Honours List 2016, he was appointed CVO (Commander of the Royal Victorian Order). He has held academic research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, various government departments and the European Commission, and practice grants from the National Lottery Charities Board for his ‘cottage project’ in Snowdonia, working with unemployed and excluded young people. His primary research interests are around youth policy, citizenship and social exclusion, and the role of youth work in the personal development and social integration of young people. For up-to-date information, please visit Howard's staff page .