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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Bogumila Hall

Research Fellow

Bogumila Hall is a doctoral candidate in Sociology, at the European University Institute in Florence, working under the supervision of prof. Donatella della Porta and prof. Asef Bayat. Her thesis is an ethnographic study of subaltern politics and patterns of marginalization, and focuses on the Bedouins from the Naqab and the ‘al-Akhdam’ community in Yemen. She works within the framework of critical anthropology, contentious politics and subaltern studies.She holds a B.A. degree in Middle Eastern Studies and M.A. degree in Sociology from Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. During her studies, she learnt Arabic and conducted field work in Syria and Yemen.

Research interests: Middle East; subaltern politics; ubran/rural poor; political ethnography

Research interests: Middle East; subaltern politics; ubran/rural poor; political ethnography

News

29/11/2018

Call for Papers - International Conference on Feminist Alliances

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The conference will focus on the role played by discourses, practices and politics in the construction and political consequences of feminist alliances with inequalities defined by class, race/ethnicity, citizenship, age, disability and sexuality.

20/11/2018

Call for Papers - International Conference The Contentious Politics of Solidarity

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The conference will focus on the contestation of acts of solidarity by counter-movements and the state, as well as on resistance to it by migrant and pro-migrant movements.

09/11/2018

Donatella della Porta on the Growing Criminalization of Protest

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The criminalization of protest is growing: there are many signals of this both in ‘hybrid’ regimes and in democratic countries. In this interview, Donatella della Porta discusses the dynamics and consequences of such trend.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Movement parties of the far right: The organization and strategies of nativist collective actors

Andrea Pirro, Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Despite theoretical commonalities, very little empirical research has focused on far-right “movement parties” as collective actors operating both in the protest and the electoral arenas. The article redresses this inconsistency by exploring the organizational and strategic configuration of two far-right collective actors—the Hungarian Jobbik and the Italian CasaPound.

Monograph - 2018

Political Strategies and Social Movements in Latin America. The Zapatistas and Bolivian Cocaleros

Leonidas Oikonomakis
This book investigates how social movements form their political strategies in their quest for social change and -when they shift from one strategy to another- why and how that happens.