Chiara Milan is a research fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, involved in the project “Mobilizing for Democracy – Collective Action and the Refugee Crisis”. She investigates the protests and grassroots initiatives in solidarity with refugees in Austria and in the countries of former Yugoslavia in the context of the 2015-16 so-called refugee crisis.
Chiara holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI), and is a visiting fellow at the Center for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz, Austria. She received her MA with honors in Development Studies from the University of Bologna and her BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Padova.
She conducted extensive research on the dynamics of mobilization and collective action in the Yugoslav successor states, with a specific focus on Bosnia Herzegovina. Her research interests include contentious politics, urban movements, refugees and forced migration.
Research interests: sociology of migration, contentious politics in Southeastern Europe, urban movements, and anti-nationalist movements
Monograph - 2018
Monograph - 2017