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BiographyDr. Alexandra Plows is a Research Associate based at Cardiff. She graduated in 1991 with a B.A. (Hons) in English Literature from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. She spent several years as an environmental campaigner before taking an MA in social research methods at the University of Wales, Bangor. This was followed by her PhD on UK social movement networks and mobilisations in the 1990’s. During her PhD she taught on a number of BA and MA courses and she also worked as a research assistant on a project examining activist identities and networks, as part of the ESRC ‘Democracy and Participation’ programme. Further Information can be found on the ESRC regard database.Thus her research has mapped radical activist discourses and mobilisations over genomic/ biotech issues from the mid 1990’s onwards. She was subsequently employed on a Welsh Assembly/ ERDF funded research project evaluating sustainable development before joining CESAGEN.