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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Arianna Mainardi

Research Fellow

Arianna Mainardi is a Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, involved in the project “MAKERS – Movements as knowledge producers in the digital age”. She investigates movements as spaces for knowledge production and learning and the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within collective action dynamics.

She holds a PhD in Information Society at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the Centre d’Analyses et d’Intervention Sociologique (CADIS), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris).

She has published on political activism and gender issues, girls’ digital culture, youth and digital media consumption.

Research interests: Gender & Tech, Body & Sex, Digital culture, Social Research Methods, and political participation

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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.