Rhiannon Firth

Dr Rhiannon Firth (she/her) is currently a fixed-term lecturer in Sociology at University College London (UCL), where she leads modules on Sociology of Education, Gender Sexuality and Education, and Global Issues. She previously worked in research and lecturing roles at the University of Essex, the University of East London and Brunel University. She completed her ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2010. Rhiannon’s research is at the intersection of Sociology, Education and Politics, with a focus on anarchist theory, utopian thought and practice, and the pedagogical and prefigurative practices of radical social and ecological movements. She is the author of three books: Utopian Politics (Routledge, 2012); Coronavirus, Class and Mutual Aid in the UK (Palgrave, 2020); and Disaster Anarchy: Mutual Aid and Radical Action (Pluto, forthcoming Autumn 2022) alongside several academic and media articles and book chapters.