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Niccolò Bertuzzi

Research Fellow

Niccolò Bertuzzi is a PhD in Applied Sociology and Methodology of Social Research at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He also studied sociology and anthropology at the Universities of Bologna, Turin, Paris-Sorbonne, Barcelona-Pompeu Fabra and Naciònal of Bogotà, and he worked on research projects for Istat and University of Milan.

His master thesis was about the representation of body and sexuality on the Italian Catholic press. His PhD research was about Italian animal advocacy; simultaneously he followed other social movements, protests and forms of participation, and in particular the one against Expo 2015. Some of his article has been recently published in international peer review journals.

From a methodological point of view, he’s interested in mixed methods and cross-paradigmatic approach, trying to use both qualitative and quantitative techniques; he’s also interested in the relational dimension of social movements and more general social phenomena.

He has always tried to flank his academic interests with a political engagement, both institutional and non-institutional; among other associations, he’s member of ADI and was student representative at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Turin.

 

Research interests: political sociology, collective mobilization, environmental movements, and human-animal studies

News

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

Ballots and barricades enhanced: far‐right ‘movement parties’ and movement‐electoral interactions

Andrea Pirro
This contribution enhances our understanding of the contemporary far right by focusing on the neglected links between movements and elections within the broader context of contention.

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.