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__Steffen Böhm__ has a PhD in Philosophy and Organisation Theory from Warwick, UK. He is now a Lecturer in Management in the Management Centre at the University of Essex, UK. He is editor-in-chief of the journal 'ephemera: theory & politics in organization' (www.ephemeraweb.org), and he recently co-edited a special issue of ephemera entitled 'The Organisation and Politics of Social Forums'. He also has two books forthcoming, Repositioning Organization Theory (Palgrave) and Against Automobility (Blackwell). His main research focus is on political philosophies of organisation and social movements. Part of this is his keen interest in the organisation and politics of the social forum movement. He has also been involved with organising a number of research activism events; among them the Radical Theory Forum. Email: sgbohm@essex.ac.uk __Giuseppe Caruso__ is a PhD researcher at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. His thesis is on “Power Dynamics and Patterns of Domination in the World Social Forum”. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in the last two WSFs in Porto Alegre and in Mumbai, where he worked as a volunteer in the WSF office from October 2003 until January 2004. E-mail : g.caruso@inwind.it __Anila Daulatzai__ has been involved in various political and community actions for over two decades. She has done research on reproductive health among Afghan refugees and internally displaced persons in camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan between 1995-2001. Her research interests include health, economic vulnerability, and social suffering in Afghanistan and among Afghan refugees. She holds Masters degrees in public health and Islamic studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently pursuing a PhD in anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University. E-mail : anila@jhu.edu __Marcelle Dawson__ is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is currently reading for a DPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford. Her thesis deals with urban social movements in South Africa and Brazil, focusing specifically on grassroots struggles that are aimed at putting an end to privatisation and at increasing access to and improving the quality of municipal services, such as water, electricity, sanitation and refuse removal. She is a member of the editorial collective of Debate, Voices from the South African Left, and is in the process of co-editing a book on globalisation and new South African identities. E-mail : marcelle.dawson@st-antonys.oxford.ac.uk __Emma Dowling__ is a PhD candidate at the University of London, UK. Her interests are global political economy, ethics and power, and the role of ideas in social change. Her PhD thesis looks at the practices of autonomous social movements within the anitglobalisation movement in relation to global democracy. Emma is also a director of the Research and Education Centre, Artemis, based in London. Her publications include “Strategies for Change: The Tobin Tax” (2003), “Human Rights and the Capability Approach” (2004) and ‘”The Definition of ‘Quality of Life’ in Development” (forthcoming 2005). E-mail : esd@riseup.net __Jeffrey S Juris__ is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Arizona State University, Phoenix. He was earlier a postdoctoral fellow at the USC Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles. He received his PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, where his research examined globalization, social movements, and transnational activism. Juris is dedicated to integrating his research and political work by practicing a ‘militant ethnography’. He has thus participated in several grassroots activist networks in San Francisco and Barcelona, where he took part in and explored the cultural practice and politics of transnational networking among anti-corporate globalization movements. Most recently, he has worked with Direct Action to Stop the War in San Francisco. Previously, he worked for many years with grassroots international and community development projects in Latin America and the United States as both an organizer and consultant. He is a member of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)’s Youth Transnational Activism Program Planning Committee and the Annenberg Research Network on Globalization & Communication. E-mail : jeffjuris@earthlink.net __Chloé Keraghel__ is currently affiliated to the ''École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales'' in Paris, and co-writing a book on the World Social Forum. She earlier managed projects for the UNESCO Education Sector on HIV/AIDS prevention and on the synergies between formal and non-formal education. She previously worked on drugs and globalisation, specialising in the geopolitics of drugs in South Asia. She has attended each of the World Social Forums since 2002. E-mail : ckeraghel@no-log.org __Taran Khan__ is an independent filmmaker and writer currently based in Mumbai (India). She holds degrees in Communication (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) and Development Studies (SOAS, London). Her work includes videos on the WSF process at Porto Alegre (2003) and Mumbai (2004). Her areas of interest include issues of gender, identity and the environment. She has researched narratives of women involved with Left-associated social movements in post-Independence Mumbai and is currently writing on communal identity and gender in small town India. E-mail : taranus@rediffmail.com __Madhuresh Kumar__, based in New Delhi, is a Fellow and Programme Coordinator at CACIM (India Institute for Critical Action Centre in Movement) and an Associate of the Calcutta Research Group (CRG), Kolkata. Earlier he worked on issues of ''globalisation, socio-political rights, informal labour in Delhi'', and documentation systems. He is associate editor of the book ===Are Other Worlds Possible ? Talking New Politics=== (Zubaan : Delhi, 2005) and author of ===Globalisation, State Policies, and Sustainability of Rights===, CRG Working Paper Series vol 6. At present, and along with Kishan Kaljayee and Jai Sen, he is involved with the Hindi Heartland Project around the book ===World Social Forum: Challenging Empires===. madhuresh@cacim.net, kmadhuresh@gmail.com

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