The Centre on Social Movement Studies


Matteo Cernison

Matteo Cernison focuses his research on social movements and digital technologies. During his PhD he investigated the online communication that characterized the 2011 Italian referendum campaign against the priva tization of water, under the supervision of Donatella della Porta. He graduated at the University of Padua in 2006. Since then, he participated to a national research project regarding the online debate on Communication Rights (Universities of Trento and Padua, 2007/2008), to the ERC funded project “Mobilizing 4 Democracy” (EUI – Cosmos, Centre on Social Movement Studies – 2012/14), and to a research on framing in international campaigns (LUISS University, 2014). He is interested in methods, and he is an ex pert in Social Network Analysis, Digital Methods (in particular digital ethnography), and computer programming for social science.

Research interests: Online communication, water, social network analysis, Python