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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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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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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.