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Davide Serafino

Research Fellow

At present time, Davide Serafino is a research fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.

Before he has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici of Naples, conducting his research in the section “Problemi dello Stato”, specifically on the role of the Italian Communist Party in fighting against armed groups. Previously, he has achieved his PhD degree in contemporary history at the University of Padua with a thesis on the phenomenon of armed struggle in Genoa during the Seventies. This study focuses particularly on the relationship between territory, political and social space and armed groups. He recently published the book “La lotta armata a Genova. Dal Gruppo 22 ottobre alle Brigate rosse (1969-1981)” (2016). He got his master degree in contemporary records management offered by Archivio Centrale dello Stato, with a thesis on “movement’s archives” during the Seventies.

Research interests: Political history, political violence, armed struggle, and archives

News

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.