Helena Flam did her Fil.Kand. in Sweden and her Ph.D. at Columbia
University. She has been professor in socioloy at the University of Leipzig since 1993. She is a co-founder of the European Network on Emotions, and was its coordinator between 2007 and 2012. She published The Emotional ‘Man’ and the Problem of Collective Action in 2000 and co-edited a volume on Emotions and Social Movements in 2004, and is now working on emotions and transnational movements.