Majken Jul Sørensen is a PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong, Australia where she has just submitted her thesis "Humorous Political Stunts: Nonviolent Public Challenges to Power" about humour and political activism. Majken holds an MA in peace and reconciliation studies from Coventry University, UK and a bachelor degree in sociology from the University of Tromsø, Norway. She is the author of a book in Danish about nonviolence and alternatives to war: “På barrikaderne for fred – inspirerende historier om ikkevold”. She has also published articles about humour as a strategy for nonviolent resistance, social movements, nonviolent revolutions and peaceful societies. Together with Ellen Elster, Majken edited Women Conscientious Objectors – An Anthology (London: War Resisters’ International, 2010) and also contributed a chapter. Majken has been involved in War Resisters’ International for a number of years, and served on both the council and the executive committee.