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Dr Jane Hindley BSc (London), PhD (Essex)

Position in departmentHumanities
Staff positionFellow in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Jane Hindley is a comparative, political sociologist, who has a strong commitment to social justice, human rights and the environment. She is affiliated to the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, where she teaches part-time mainly on the BA in Latin American Studies and the interdisciplinary research methods and dissertation modules. Past research projects include indigenous mobilisation in Mexico; local politics and democratisation—Mexico and Cuba Compared; and the educational, health and social care needs of ethnic minorities in the UK. Related publications include: a co-edited book (1999) Local Politics and Democratisation in Mexico; and the research report (1999) Exploding Myths, Exploring Realities: Uncovering the Health and Social Care Needs of Minority Ethnic Residents in Mid Essex. More recently, she has written several essays on small-scale social and cultural projects that promote sustainability and social well-being (e.g. ‘A Park for the Twenty-first Century: Observations on the Transformation of Mile End Park’). Currently, Jane is co-editing a special issue of the journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism on social movements, the environment, and social justice in Taiwan’s neoliberal transition (forthcoming March 2011). She is also working towards completing a longer term book project on nationalism and everyday life.

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