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Professor Kevin McDonald

Doctorat and Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Adjunct Fellow, Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing

Kevin McDonald is a sociologist who has held appointments at the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Goldsmiths College in London and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

He has a strong practice of theoretically driven fieldwork-based research, and recently completed a Marie Curie International Fellowship in the United Kingdom and is currently completing an ARC-funded study into Muslim activism involving fieldwork in Spain, the United Kingdom and Australia. He is actively engaged in international research networks, and is also a facilitator with the Iraq Program of the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics.

His forthcoming work, Social Movements in the 21st Century, is scheduled for publishing by Polity Press in 2013.



Our violent world: terrorism in society, Basingstoke: Palgrave, in press

Books under contract

Social movements in the 21st century, Polity (publication in 2013)

Refereed journal articles

'They can't do nothin' to us today', Thesis Eleven, 109, 1, 2012, pp. 17-23

'Violence, the political and the religious: rethinking jihad in western societies, Australian Religious Studies Review, 24, 1, 2011

'Commentary on "The social psychology of protest" by Jacquelien van Stekelenburg and Bert Klandermans', Sociopedia.ISA, 2011

Coombs, N., Devji, F., McDonald, K., and Newman, S., 'Transnational militancy in the 21st century', Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, 2, 2010, pp. 97-124

'Between vulnerability and autonomy: the space of movement', Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques, July 2007, pp. 49-64

Refereed chapters

'Violence, war and embodied subjectivity' in Kevin McSorley (ed) War and the Body, London: Routledge, 2012, pp 138-151

'Religion and globalization', in G. Ritzer (ed) The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Globalization, Oxford: Wiley, 2012

'Qaedism' in G. Ritzer (ed) The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Globalization, Oxford: Wiley, 2012

'Terror', in G. Ritzer (ed) The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Globalization, Oxford: Wiley, 2012

'May's tensions today: France, then and now' in M. O'Donnell and B. Jones (eds) The Resurgent Sixties, London: Anthem Press, 2010 pp 23-38

Appearances in the media

'Camera the weapon of mass revulsion in the new warfare', The Age, 21 April 2012

'Can bastardisation in the military be stopped?', The Age, 17 May 2011

'Middle East upheavals a model of 21st century revolutions', The Age, 18 February 2011

Kevin McDonald

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