Dr. Hilary Wainwright

Editor of Red Pepper magazine, UK

Hilary Wainwright is a leading researcher and writer on the emergence of new forms of democratic accountability within parties, movements and the state. She is the driving force and editor behind Red Pepper, a popular British new left magazine, and has documented countless examples of resurgent democratic movements from Brazil to Britain and the lessons they provide for progressive politics.

In the first half of 2017, Hilary finished writing her book A New Politics from the left, subsequently published by Polity Press. As from around May/June, she did extensive media promotion for British politician Jeremy Corbyn, and in November she joined the Community Wealth Building Commission under the economic office of his party. Her essay, Forging a social knowledge economy: Transformative collaboration between radical left governments, state workers and solidarity economics, was published in the book: From the street to the state: Changing the world by taking power, an essay collection edited by Paul Gray.

Hilary participated at the TNI organized conference The Crisis of Politics / The Politics of Crisis, held in Cape Town, South Africa in March 2017.

As well as TNI fellow, she is also Senior Research Associate at the International Centre for Participation Studies at the Department for Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK and Senior Research Associate at International Centre for Participation Studies', Bradford University. She has also been a visiting Professor and Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles; Havens Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Todai University, Tokyo.