- Howard Barrell is a journalist, academic, and one-time political activist. His intellectual interest is in violent and nonviolent insurgency, and in habits of political reasoning. He is a senior lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, and formerly headed its MA International Journalism and MA Political Communications. He is an academic advisor to the International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict, Washington DC. His doctoral thesis at Oxford University examined African National Congress operational strategy between 1976 and 1986. Between 1981 and 1988, he was a member of the then-outlawed ANC of South Africa for which he worked on intelligence and information tasks in its domestic underground and later from exile in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Since 1988, he has been politically independent.
[Last update: September 2015]