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Helge Hiram Jensen

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Helge prefers to be on fieldwork. He walks where the rivers run, to learn from local peasants about their political and cultural geographies. He was born in 1976 as a Norwegian with Lebanese roots. In 2002 he graduated as a cultural sociologist (Cand.Polit.) at the University of Oslo. From 1999 until 2008 he worked as museum guide, exhibition curator, teacher, author, editor, barista, poet, actor, personal assistant for disabled persons, research assistant in sociology, and small business entrepreneur. In 2009 he was retrained as a political scientist (M.Res.) at the European University Institute – where he also defended his PhD in Political and Social Sciences at 15.05.2015. The doctoral thesis is open access: [http://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/35918] During the academic year 2015-14 he worked as an archivist at Alta Museum World Heritage Rock Art Centre. Starting from the academic year 2015-16 he works at Kristiania University College, on methodological development for practical-aesthetical disciplines, namely interior design, graphical design, market communication and journalism.

Research interests: methodology, political economy, political geography, Arctic area, and Mediterranean area

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22/07/2019

Protest for a future: international report on #FridaysForFuture and the climate strike

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Composition, mobilization and motives of the participants in Fridays For Future climate protests on 15 March 2019, in 13 European cities. A multi-country collaboration report, with contributions from COSMOS researchers Lorenzo Zamponi, Donatella della Porta, Martín Portos, Niccolò Bertuzzi and Daniela Chironi.

21/06/2019

Call for papers: "The Nation and the Radical Left - Practices and Discourses of National Identity in Left-Wing Politics"

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The call for papers is now open for a conference on national identities and left-wing politics.

18/06/2019

Call for papers: “Class without consciousness” – The Politics of Fragmented Class Identities

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day conference on class and identities at the Scuola Normale Superiore on 14-15 November 2019

Publications

Journal Article - 2019

From the Rainy Place to the Burnt Palace: How Social Movements Form their Political Strategies. The Case of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba

Leonidas Oikonomakis
Exploring the case of the cocaleros of the Chapare, this article argues that more emphasis should be placed on mechanisms that are internal to the movements, such as: (a) the resonance of other political experiences at home and abroad, (b) internal struggles for ideological hegemony, and (c) the political formation of their grassroots.

Journal Article - 2019

The Modern Prince and the Sociological Imagination

Riccardo Emilio Chesta, Michael Burawoy
Michael Burawoy in Conversation with Riccardo Emilio Chesta