Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is a Reader in Sociology at the University of Bath, United Kingdom. She is a critical theorist and activist. Her critical research on the Global Politics of Hope explores the contradictory and creative processes of social change led by social movements. Her publications include The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America: the Art of Organising Hope (2015) and Social Sciences for An Other Politics. Women Theorising with-out Parachutes (2016). Her edited collection Open Marxism 4: Against a Closing World, Pluto Press (with John Holloway) is forthcoming in November 2019.