Notes on Contributors

Babak Amini studies sociology at York University (Toronto). His research interests include the history of socialist thought, history of the labor movement, and workers’ self-management.

Dan Berger is an assistant professor of comparative ethnic studies at the University of Washington, Bothell. His most recent book is Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, which won the 2015 James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians. Follow him @authordanberger or

Gustavo Buster is a sociologist and member of the editorial board of Sin Permiso.

Antoni Domenech is Professor of Philosophy of Social and Moral Sciences in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Barcelona and general editor of the journal Sin Permiso. His publications include articles on Marx, Aristotle, philosophy of law, and political philosophy.

Jean-Numa Ducange is an assistant professor in contemporary history at the University of Normandie (in Rouen) and co-director of the journal Actuel Marx. He is a specialist on the impact of French Revolutionary tradition during the 19th century, especially in the German world. He also works on the history of French, German, and Austrian socialism and Marxism. He is the editor of Jean Jaurès (Livre de Poche, 2014) and Paul Lafargue (Tallandier, 2009).

Teppo Eskelinen is a researcher and adjunct professor in the department of social sciences, University of Eastern Finland. He has worked on issues of political economy and contentious politics. He has also been director of the think tank Left Forum Finland.

Eleonora Forenza is a researcher in History of Political Thought at the University Rome Tre. She works on Antonio Gramsci, Women’s History, and Gender Studies. Her publications include ‘Il Gramsci «molecolare» di Giacomo Debenedetti: il problema politico dell’autobiografia’, Historia magistra, 12 (2013), and ‘Femminismo e “forma partito”: chi fa le conclusioni?’, Alternative per il socialismo, 28 (2013). She is a Member of the European Parliament in the GUE/NGL group.

Stanislav Holubec is historian and research associate at the Imre Kertész Kolleg Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany) with responsibility for the Challenges of Modernity research area. His interests include 20th-century social history and collective memory. He published monographs on Prague workers in the interwar period and on post-socialist collective memory.

Kate Hudson is a Visiting Research Fellow at London South Bank University, having been Head of Social and Policy Studies from 2000 to 2010. She founded the journal Contemporary Politics, was its editor from 1995 to 2008, and continues to serve on its editorial board. She is the author of European Communism since 1989 (Palgrave 2000), and The New European Left (Palgrave 2012). She is also General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Conor McCabe is a researcher and educator. He has written extensively on Irish finance and is involved in activist education, working with political, trade union, and community groups in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He is an occasional lecturer with the School of Social Policy, Social Work, and Social Justice in University College Dublin. He is the author of Sins of the Father: The Decisions That Shaped the Irish Economy (History Press 2013).

Erik Meijer is a former adviser of Rotterdam local authority. He held national leadership positions in socialist youth and students’ movement (1961-1969), and in the political parties PSP (1968-1991), Green Left (1992-1995) and SP (1999-2010). He was town-councillor of Amsterdam (1975-1978), Member of Parliament for South-Holland province (1982-1995), Member of European Parliament (1999-2009) and Senator (2014-2015), and delegated from the national parliament to the Benelux Parliamentary Assembly.

Marcello Musto teaches Sociological Theory at York University (Toronto). Among his edited and co-authored volumes are Karl Marx’s ‘Grundrisse’: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later (2008); Marx for Today (2012) (both for Routledge); and Workers Unite! The International 150 Years Later (Bloomsbury 2014). His forthcoming monograph (Bloomsbury 2016) is entitled Another Marx: An Essay in Intellectual Biography.

Sanya Osha is a research fellow at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) and Centre for Excellence in Scientometrics and STI Policy at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. He is on the editorial board of Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy/Revue Africaine de Philosophie. His books include Kwasi Wiredu and Beyond: The Text, Writing and Thought in Africa (2005), Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Shadow: Politics, Nationalism and the Ogoni Protest Movement (2007), and Postethnophilosophy (2011). He also edited African Feminisms (2006) and co-edited Truth in Politics (2004).

António Simões do Paço is a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, New University of Lisbon. He has published several articles and books on the history of the Portuguese First Republic, the Estado Novo, the Portuguese Communist and Socialist parties, and Portugal’s process of integration into the European Communities.

Mihalis Panayiotakis has worked as a webmaster, journalist, and opinion writer in Avgi, the semi-official newspaper of SYRIZA. He has been active in various political movements in Greece. He is an adviser to the General Secretary of Government Coordination, on issues of digital policy and Information Technology.

Joseph G. Ramsey is a scholar, writer, educator, and organizer in the Boston area. A member the S&D editorial board, he is also co-editor of Cultural Logic: an electronic journal of Marxist theory and practice ( He writes frequently for He is currently editing a special double-issue of CL (in partnership with Works and Days) on "Scholactivism: Transforming Praxis Inside and Outside the Classroom," and is researching the radical literary practice of Richard Wright.

Daniel Raventós is a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Barcelona, president of Red Renta Básica (Basic Income Network), and member of the editorial board of the review Sin Permiso.

Igor Štiks is a Research Fellow at the Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Nations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States: One Hundred Years of Citizenship (Bloomsbury 2015). Together with Jo Shaw, he edited the collections Citizenship after Yugoslavia (Routledge 2013), Citizenship Rights (Ashgate 2013), and, with Srećko Horvat, Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics after Yugoslavia (Verso 2015).

Raquel Varela is a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, New University of Lisbon, where she coordinates the Study Group on Global History of Labor and Social Conflicts. She is honorary fellow of the International Institute for Social History, where she co-coordinates an international project on shipbuilding and ship repair workers around the World. She has published 15 books on labor history and on the Portuguese revolution.

Frieder Otto Wolf is an Honorary Professor of philosophy at the Freie Universität (Berlin). He has worked since 1966 on the history of modern political philosophy, as well as on contemporary problems of left and green strategy. From 1994 to 1999, he was a Green European Member of Parliament. He is the author of a number of books and articles on these topics and is editing the German edition of the Collected Works of Louis Althusser.