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Gemma Edwards University of Manchester, UK

Gemma Edwards is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. She researches historical and contemporary social movements, with a particular focus on the question of why people participate in protest. She has researched participation in public sector trade unions and women’s movements. She has expertise in mixed method social network analysis, and has applied this method to historical research on the UK suffragette movement. She is author of the book Social Movements and Protest (2014), an editor of the journal Social Movement Studies, and a member of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis.