Below is a list of useful active research networks. We welcome expressions of interest from networks and collectives that wish to link their existing initiatives to the network. Please contact us at resistance[at] and cait[at]


Research Networks, Institutes and Collectives

Social Movements and Civil Society Research Group at City University

A broad-based membership research the spectrum of civil society actors from NGOs to social movements at City University, London, UK.

Centre for Civil Society

The objective as the Centre for Civil Society is to advance socio-economic and environmental justice by developing critical knowledge about, for and in dialogue with civil society through teaching, research and publishing.

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Hemispheric Institute

Institute of Performance and Politics is a collaborative, multilingual, and interdisciplinary consortium of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists throughout the Americas. Working at the intersections of scholarship, artistic practices and political life in the Americas.

TSI Transformative Studies Institute

The Transformative Studies Institute (TSI) is a fully-volunteer interdisciplinary social justice policy based institute and graduate school which fosters interdisciplinary research that will bridge multidisciplinary theory with activism in order to encourage community involvement that will attempt to alleviate social problems. As part of the mission, scholars, activists, and other concerned individuals in fields such as social sciences, humanities, and law will be invited to conduct research and become involved in like-minded various grass roots organizations. The institute invites literary participation through the independent, peer-reviewed journal Theory in Action, through which research associates, scholars, activists, and students may disseminate their research and expand thematic social dialogue.