Lorenzo Mosca is Associate Professor at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore. His research interests are focused on political communication, online politics, political participation and social movements. On these topics he has been involved in several national and European research projects such as “Europub.Com – The Transformation of Political Mobilisation and Communication in European Public Spheres” (FP5), “Demos – Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society” (FP6), “Younex – Youth, unemployment, and exclusion in Europe” (FP7). He currently coordinates the research unit based at the Roma Tre University in the project “Comparing Social Media and Political Participation across EU”. He has been among the founding members of the Journal Partecipazione e Conflitto. He is associate editor of the journals “South European Society and Politics” and “International Journal of E-Politics”, as well as member of the editorial board of the “European Journal of Communication”.