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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Konstantinos Eleftehriadis

Research Fellow

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

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.