Social Psychologist to Discuss Research on Street Demonstrations

February 21, 2014
Bert Klandersmans

Professor Bert Klandermans of the VU-University in the Netherlands will discuss his research on street demonstrations in “We are the people! Confronting the austerity state” on Monday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. in 905-09 Campus Center.

The talk is part of the Distinguished Speaker Series on Nonviolent Action and Civil Resistance sponsored by the psychology of peace and violence program.

Klandermans is professor in applied social psychology at the VU-University in Amsterdam. He has published extensively on the social psychology of political protest and social movement participation. He is the author of “Social Psychology of Protest.” He is the editor and co-author with Suzanne Staggenborg of “Methods of Social Movement Research” and with Nonna Mayer of “Extreme Right Activists in Europe.” He is co-editor of Blackwell/Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Social Movements and of “The Future of Social Movement Research. Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes.”

In 2013, he received the Harold Lasswell Award of the International Society of Political Psychology for his lifelong contribution to political psychology. This year, he received the John D. McCarthy Award from the University of Notre Dame for his contribution to the study of social movements and collective action.