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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

18/05/2018

Donatella della Porta at the Belleuve Forum in Berlin - May 23, 2018

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On May 23rd, 2018, the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks with Donatella della Porta, Christoph Möllers and David Van Reybrouck about anti-politics, anti-establishment and the dangers of indifference to the political to address the 2018 topic of the Forum "Society without Politics - Testing Liberal Democracies".

08/04/2018

Austeridad, capitalismo y conflicto social. Nuevas tendencias en el estudio de los movimientos sociales - An interview with Donatella della Porta

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An interview with Donatella della Porta realized by COES - Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Cohesión Social

12/03/2018

"Standing up for Science" - a documentary by Dieter Rucht

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A documentary by Dieter Rucht on the 2017 March for Science in Washington, D.C. - now available on YouTube.

Publications

Edited Volume - 2018

Solidarity Mobilizations in the ‘Refugee Crisis’. Contentious Moves

Donatella della Porta (ed.)
This edited volume ddresses a gap in research on social movements that has disregarded the origins of discontent and overlooks protest as a resource of the powerless; it offers insight into how the movement of refugees across the European Union and elsewhere activates political opportunities; it explores claims to citizenship made by refugees within processes of knowledge production and the mobilization of emotions

Monograph - 2018

I movimenti animalisti in Italia. Strategie, politiche e pratiche di attivismo.

Niccolò Bertuzzi
Il volume si focalizza su coloro che in Italia si occupano di benessere, cura, diritti e liberazione animale all'interno di contesti organizzativi. Grazie alla somministrazione di una survey, interviste agli attivisti e analisi dei frame, emergono una notevole varietà di strategie, pratiche e riferimenti valoriali, la contemporanea presenza di lobby e conflitto, e la natura complessa di un fenomeno al centro dell’attenzione mediatica ma ancora poco studiato in termini sociologici.