Portrait of Verity Burgmann

Verity Burgmann

Verity Burgmann is Professor of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

She has been involved in protest movements for four decades and has published widely in the area of the history and politics of radical movements in Australia and internationally.

In 1999 Verity was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In 2002-2003 she served as President of the Australasian Political Studies Association. Her books include ‘In Our Time’: Socialism and the Rise of Labor (1985), Power and Protest (1993), Revolutionary Industrial Unionism (1995), Green Bans, Red Union (University 1998), Unions and the Environment (2002) and Power, Profit and Protest (2003).

Verity’s current research interests include the Occupy movement, climate politics and the climate movement in Australia, international labour movements’ opposition to globalisation, utopianism and autonomist Marxism. She supervises a website of documents of Australian radicalism at www.reasoninrevolt.net.au.