Marianne Maeckelbergh is Professor of Political Anthropology (Ghent University) and Professor of Global Sociology (Leiden University). Her research explores how people’s everyday political practices inform and transform the way we understand democracy. Her pervious work focused on how emerging forms of self-determination within transnational social movements challenged core assumptions underlying classic notions of democracy. Currently, she is the Principle Investigator on the “Property and Democratic Citizenship” project which uses conflicts over property to explore how various property regimes impact people’s experiences of citizenship. She is the author of The Will of the Many: How the Alterglobalisation Movement is Changing the Face of Democracy and co-producer of the globaluprisings.org film series.