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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Director

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Donatella della Porta
Director

Research Fellows

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Javier Alcalde
Research Fellow
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Massimiliano Andretta
Research Fellow
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Lorenzo Bosi
Research Fellow
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Manuela Caiani
Research Fellow
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Pietro Castelli Gattinara di Zubiena
Research Fellow
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Diego Ceccobelli
Research Fellow
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Daniela Chironi
Research Fellow
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Lorenzo Cini
Research Fellow
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Marco Deseriis
Research Fellow
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Teije Hidde Donker
Research Fellow
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Konstantinos Eleftehriadis
Research Fellow
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Andrea Felicetti
Research Fellow
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Cesar Guzman-Concha
Research Fellow
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Bogumila Hall
Research Fellow
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Hara Kouki
Research Fellow
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Linda Lund Pedersen
Research Fellow
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Arianna Mainardi
Research Fellow
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Alice Mattoni
Research Fellow
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Georgia Mavrodi
Research Fellow
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Chiara Milan
Research Fellow
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Lorenzo Mosca
Research Fellow
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Francis O' Connor
Research Fellow
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Leonidas Oikonomakis
Research Fellow
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Elena Pavan
Research Fellow
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Andrea L. P. Pirro
Research Fellow
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Emin Poljarevic
Research Fellow
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Mario Quaranta
Research Fellow
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Herbert Reiter
Research Fellow
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Daniel Ritter
Research Fellow
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Eduardo Romanos
Research Fellow
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Davide Serafino
Research Fellow
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Anna Subirats Ribas
Research Fellow
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Emiliano Treré
Research Fellow
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Sanjin Uležić
Research Fellow
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Markos Vogiatzoglou
Research Fellow
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Stefania Voli
Research Fellow
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Lorenzo Zamponi
Research Fellow

PhD Candidates

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Huda Alsahi
PhD candidate
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Alexsandra Ana
PhD candidate
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Filip Balunovic
PhD candidate
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Raffaele Bazurli
PhD candidate
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Jonas Bergan Draege
PhD candidate
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Lars Erik Berntzen
PhD candidate
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Sebastian Bruinsma
PhD candidate
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Carlotta Caciagli
PhD candidate
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Riccardo Emilio Chesta
PhD candidate
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Stella Christou
PhD candidate
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Rui Coelho
PhD candidate
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Hans Jonas Gunzelmann
PhD candidate
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Mihály Gyimesi
PhD candidate
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Joldon Kutmanaliev
PhD candidate
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Hugo Joel Leal
PhD candidate
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Marion Lecoquierre
PhD candidate
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Haris Malamidis
PhD candidate
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Juan Masullo J.
PhD candidate
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Mariana Mendes
PhD candidate
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Didem Oral
PhD candidate
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Martín Portos García
PhD candidate
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Julia Rone
PhD candidate
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Aliaksandr Ruzhantsou
PhD candidate
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Ilyas Saliba
PhD candidate
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Galina Selivanova
PhD candidate
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Ester Sigillò
PhD candidate
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Cristopher Sorg
PhD candidate
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Ivan Stefanovski
PhD candidate
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Elias Steinhilper
PhD candidate
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George Venizelos
PhD candidate
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Manès Weisskircher
PhD candidate
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Linus Westheuser
PhD candidate
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Parthena Xanthopolou-Dimitriadou
PhD candidate
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Oleg Zhuravlev
PhD candidate

Members

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Kivanc Atak
Member
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Phillip Ayoub
Member
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Philip Balsiger
Member
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Matteo Cernison
Member
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Luisa Chiodi
Member
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Ayça Çubukçu
Member
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Elena del Giorgio
Member
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Chares Demetrious
Member
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Nicole Doerr
Member
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Davis Donagh
Member
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Julia Eckert
Member
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Tiago Fernandes
Member
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Mayo Fuster Morell
Member
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Leila Hadj-Abdou
Member
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Robert Hemker
Member
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Helge Hiram Jensen
Member
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Swen Hutter
Member
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Xabier Itçaina
Member
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Lasse Lindekilde
Member
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Stefan Malthaner
Member
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Raffaele Marchetti
Member
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Stefania Milan
Member
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Pierre Monforte
Member
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Louisa Parks
Member
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Timothy Peace
Member
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Grzegorz Piotrowski
Member
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Sonia Pires
Member
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Daniela R. Piccio
Member
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Anja Röcke
Member
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Federico M. Rossi
Member
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Salvatore Sberna
Member
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Julien Talpin
Member
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Mate Nikola Tokic
Member
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Aberto Vannucci
Member
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Jana Warkotsch
Member

Visiting Scholars

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Prisicilla Álamos-Concha
Visiting Scholar
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Viviana Asara
Visiting Scholar
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Priska Daphi
Visiting Scholar
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Gary T. Marx
Visiting Scholar
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Cédric Masse
Visiting Scholar
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Claudius Wagemann
Visiting Scholar
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Tuomas Yla-Anttila
Visiting Scholar

News

08/06/2017

Call for Papers - Cosmos Conference "The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism"

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The Centre on Social Movement Studies, directed by Professor Donatella Della Porta, calls for papers addressing the recent global wave of student protests for a two-days conference to bel held in Florence, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), on 15-16 November 2017.

19/05/2017

Video available for the International Conference – Beyond Borders: Refugees and Struggles in Europe Mobilization, Solidarity and Political Challenges in the Long Summer of Migration

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Watch the video of the International Conference – Beyond Borders, which was held at Palazzo Strozzi on May 12, 2017

19/05/2017

Marco Deseriis wins Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government

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Dr. Marco Deseriis, Marie Curie Fellow and Research Fellow at Cosmos, has won the Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government (Danube University, Krems Au Donau, Austria)

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Comparing Digital Protest Media Imaginaries: Anti-Austerity Movements in Greece, Italy & Spain

Emiliano Treré, Sandra Jeppensen and Alice Mattoni
Drawing on 60 semi­-structured interviews with activists involved in anti-austerity protests, the article brings together social movement studies and communications theories to compare digital protest media imaginaries in Greece, Spain and Italy

Journal Article - 2017

Technopopulism: The Emergence of a Discursive Formation

Marco Deseriis
This article argues that technopopulism is an emerging discursive formation that arises from the convergence of two preexisting discourses: populism and technolibertarianism. Whereas these discourses are historically distinct the global financial crisis and the 2011 wave of struggles precipitated the political conditions for their intersection and hybridization.