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Alice Mattoni

Research Fellow

Alice Mattoni is Assistant Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore, where she works as the Principal Investigator of the research project PiCME – Political participation in Complex Media Environments: A Multi-Level and Multi-Method Approach funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research through the grant S.I.R. – Scientific Independence of young Researchers.

She has been a Research Fellow of the Centre on Social Movement Studies – COSMOS since 2013. There, she investigates social movement and civil society actors struggling against corruption and organized crime in the framework of the ANTICORRPT project, funded by the European Commission. She co-directs the COSMOS Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilization that runs every other year, starting in September 2013 and the Social Movement and Media Technologies seminars, organized together with the Centre of Global Media and Democracy at Goldsmisths University of London.

She is one of the editors of Interface, a journal for and about social movements and of Partecipazione e Conflitto – Participation and Conflict, two open-access and peer reviewed online publication. From 2011 to 2015 sge served as co-convener of the Standing Group on Participation and Mobilization at the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), in which I she is now serving as one of the members of the Steering Committee. She also participates in the activities of the research group New Media and On-line Politics based at the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo.

From January 2011 to December 2012, Alice has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She has a Master of Research and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, where she discussed her thesis in 2009. She graduated in Communication Sciences (Mass Communication) at the University of Padua, in 2003.

Research interests: precarious workers and their struggles, anti-corruption and organized crime protests, online political campaigning, qualitative research methods, and digital research methods

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30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

16/06/2018

Martin Portos wins the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017

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Martin Portos was just awarded with the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017 with his tesis “Voicing outrage, contending with austerity. Mobilization in Spain under the Great Recession”, realized under the supervision of prof. Donatella della Porta.

18/05/2018

Donatella della Porta at the Belleuve Forum in Berlin - May 23, 2018

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On May 23rd, 2018, the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks with Donatella della Porta, Christoph Möllers and David Van Reybrouck about anti-politics, anti-establishment and the dangers of indifference to the political to address the 2018 topic of the Forum "Society without Politics - Testing Liberal Democracies".

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Comparing hybrid media systems in the digital age: A theoretical framework for analysis

Alice Mattoni and Diego Ceccobelli
The relationship between media and politics today is deeply entrenched in the wide use of information and communication technologies to the point that scholars speak about the emergence of hybrid media systems in which older and newer media logics combine. However, it is still unclear how the configuration of hybrid media systems changes across countries today, especially with regard to the interconnection between media and politics. The article develops a theoretical framework to capture such national differences.

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.