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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Konstantinos Eleftehriadis

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Konstantinos Eleftehriadis is a Research and Teaching Associate in the Sociology Department of SciencesPo-Paris. He completed his PhD degree in Social and Political Sciences at the EUI in November 2014. His dissertation ‘Gender and sexual politics in Europe: Queer festivals and their ounterpublics’ was supervised by Professors Donatella della Porta and Didier Eribon. Konstantinos’ areas of specialization include: sociology of collective identities, gender and sexuality studies, counterpublics and the public sphere. His work has been published in Social Movement Studies; ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies; L’Homme et la Société, He has also contributed in edited volumes, such as LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe (eds. Palgrave-Macmillan) and Politiche dell’orgoglio. Sessualità, soggettività e movimenti sociali (eds. ETS-Pisa). He has been faculty member of the Politics department of Maastricht University (2014). Konstantinos holds a bachelor and Master’s degree in Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; University Paris-8), and a Master’s degree in Sociology (EHESS-Paris)

Research interests: sociology of mobilizations, counterpublics, queer, and collective identities

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.