Collective action meeting call

Understanding the multifaceted and applied nature of collective action research

Collective action is increasingly a central feature of our ever-changing society. In 2023 alone, we have seen strike action in response to the cost-of-living crisis, the boycotting of Russia after the Ukraine invasion, and widespread protests following the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The uptake in collective action within society is reflected in this growing area of research. As such, we are holding this meeting to bring together collective action researchers to build connections and showcase the research on this timely and important topic.

Moreover, we want to use this meeting as a platform to elucidate the multifaceted and applied nature of collective action research. We are therefore particularly keen to bring together and encourage scholars who use diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to study this topic across different contexts and for a range of issues to attend. We will also invite practitioners to share their unique perspectives on collective action including their experiences, needs and the intersection between their work and our academic research.

This meeting is being organised by Helena Radke (JCU), Maja Kutlaca (Durham University), and Özden Melis Uluğ (University of Sussex) from the Collective Action Network (CAN). The conference will be held from the 29th to 31st of August 2024 at Durham University, UK. This meeting is being sponsored by the European Association of Social Psychology, the British Psychological Society, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Attendance at this conference is free of charge, and some funding will be available to cover the travel costs of early career researchers and scholars from diverse backgrounds as well as low-income countries (who are strongly encouraged to apply) to attend and present. We will also facilitate online participation if attending and presenting in-person is not possible.

To apply for this conference

Submit an abstract (250 words max) by the 1st of March, 2024 via this form:

For more information, please contact the organisers at .