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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Priska Daphi

Visiting Scholar

Priska Daphi is a research associate at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt and founding member of the Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies in Berlin. Currently, she is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Social Movement Studies (COSMOS) at the European University Institute. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the Humboldt-University Berlin and a MSc in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Her research focuses on cultural dimensions of social movements, in particular collective identity and memory, as well as on (dis)continuities in and between movement cycles. During her stay at COSMOS she is working on a project on disengagement funded by the Humboldt-Foundation. At the University of Frankfurt she is involved in a project on processes of radicalization and deradicalization in transnational social movements funded by the German Research Foundation. She is co-editor of the book Conceptualizing Culture in Social Movement Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Research interests: social movements, political participation, cultural sociology, collective identity, memory, (dis-)continuities, and transnational mobilisation

News

05/03/2019

A dialogue on labour, trade unions and conflicts

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On the 22nd of March, from 4pm to 7pm, Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore) and Maurizio Landini (Secretary General of CGIL) will discuss about labour, trade unions and conflicts.

05/02/2019

Call for Papers - Social Movements and Parties in a Fractured Media Landscape

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day symposium held under the auspices of the journal ‘Information, Communication & Society’ (iCS) at the Centre on Social Movement Studies, 1-2 July 2019.

04/02/2019

17 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology and in Transnational Governance, Scuola Normale Superiore

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The grant is for 4 years. It is open to students of all nationalities. Coverage of research expenses (conferences, summer schools, research periods abroads) is provided.

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.