Laurence Davis is Lecturer in Government at University College Cork, Ireland. A Series Editor of the Contemporary Anarchist Studies book series published by Continuum Press, and a founding member of the Anarchist Studies Network, he has taught politics and sociology at a wide range of universities in Ireland and the U.K., including Oxford University, Ruskin College, University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland Galway, and the National University of Ireland Maynooth, where he co-created the new M.A. in Community Education, Equality, and Social Activism. His recent publications include "Anarchism and Utopianism" (Manchester University Press, 2009, co-edited with Ruth Kinna), "The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed" (Lexington Books, 2005, co-edited with Peter Stillman), and numerous articles and book chapters on anarchist and utopian political thought, democratic and revolutionary theory and practice, and the politics of art, work, and love. Outside the university he is active in a wide range of social movements, including the Irish Ship to Gaza campaign, of which he is a Coordinator and Media Spokesperson.