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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Cesar Guzman-Concha

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Cesar Guzman-Concha is a research fellow in the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), at the Istituto di Scienze Umani e Sociali in Florence. He earned his PhD in Sociology from the University of Barcelona (2012), in the European PhD in Socioeconomic and Statistical Studies, after receiving a MA in Latin American History and a BA in Sociology from the University of Chile (Santiago). His previous position was as postdoctoral fellow at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). His research interests and publications cover topics in contentious politics, social movements in transregional perspective, radical left parties, and research methods, in particular qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) and historical comparative analysis. He is currently working on a research project that investigates the sociopolitical consequences of neoliberalism, focusing on student movements’ reactions to neoliberal reforms in a number of European and Latin American countries. Cesar has published in English and Spanish, and has received research grants from the European Commission (Alßan programme), the DAAD, the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS), the Spanish Ministry of Education, the research agency of the Catalan regional government (AGAUR), and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO).

Research interests: Contentious politics, QCA, and radical left parties

News

14/09/2018

Andrea Pirro appointed as new editor of East European Politics

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Andrea Pirro has been recently appointed as new editor of the journal East European Politics published by Taylor and Francis.

31/08/2018

Volkswagen foundation Grant 2018 for Manuela Caiani

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Manuela Caiani has been awarded the Volkswagen Grant 2018 for the research project Popular Music as a Medium for the Mainstreaming of Populist Ideologies in Europe, that will be directed by Mario Dunkel (University Carl von Ossietzky of Oldenburg, Germany).

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.

Publications

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.

Journal Article - 2018

Mobilizing in transnational contentious spaces: linking relations, emotions and space in migrant activism

Elias Steinhilper
The article illustrates how the transnational spaces most migrants inhabit can be politicized and transformed into particular social formations, for which the term ‘transnational contentious spaces’ is suggested.