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Dr. Cristina Flesher Fominaya invited to Harvard University

Dr. Cristina Flesher Fominaya (POLIS, School of Social Sciences) has been invited to Harvard to deliver a workshop at their Learning Innovations Lab (LILA) in October. 

LILA is a 17-year old research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that convenes non-competing chief learning officers and chief innovation officers from 25 global organizations (e.g. NASA, Cigna) to push one another's thinking and practices as they consider the future of human development and creativity in the workplace.

Each academic year the LILA community explores a topic related to challenges of human and organizational development and invites academic researchers to contribute to their workshops. This year they invited Dr. Flesher Fominaya to share insights on harnessing collective mindfulness in organizations, drawn from her world-leading research on collective identity and social action in autonomous/horizontal social movements. She will be visiting Harvard to share her expertise in October (14-17).  

Cristina Flesher Fominaya joined POLIS from the University of Aberdeen as an E100 Reader in 2018. She holds an MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on European and global social movement and politics. Her published work includes  Social Movements and Globalization: How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are changing the world (2014), Resisting Austerity (2018 with Graeme Hayes) and Understanding European Social Movements (2013 with Laurence Cox). She is currently completing a manuscript on the 15-M Indignados Movement.