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Stefania Milan

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Stefania Milan is an Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the founding director of the Data J Lab dedicated to ‘Big Data’ analytics (currently relocating from Tilburg University to Amsterdam).Before joining the University of Amsterdam, she was an Assistant Prof. of Data Journalism at Tilburg University (2012-2014). She is also a member of The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, and an associate at the Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University. She is curious about social movements, emancipatory communication practices, the interplay between technologies and society, the politics of code, and digital research methods. Stefania received her PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in 2009. She is the author of ‘Wiring Social Movements’ (Palgrave, 2013), and co-author of ‘Media/Society’ (Sage, 2011), and of a number of peer-reviewed articles. She regularly consults with NGOs and public administrations, including the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research. Stefania is also a journalist and member of the UK National Union of Journalists. She currently lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

 

 

Research interests: social movements, cyberactivism, the politics of code, social media and politics, and digital research methods

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09/11/2018

Donatella della Porta on the Growing Criminalization of Protest

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The criminalization of protest is growing: there are many signals of this both in ‘hybrid’ regimes and in democratic countries. In this interview, Donatella della Porta discusses the dynamics and consequences of such trend.

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).

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Movement parties of the far right: The organization and strategies of nativist collective actors

Andrea Pirro, Pietro Castelli Gattinara
Despite theoretical commonalities, very little empirical research has focused on far-right “movement parties” as collective actors operating both in the protest and the electoral arenas. The article redresses this inconsistency by exploring the organizational and strategic configuration of two far-right collective actors—the Hungarian Jobbik and the Italian CasaPound.

Monograph - 2018

Political Strategies and Social Movements in Latin America. The Zapatistas and Bolivian Cocaleros

Leonidas Oikonomakis
This book investigates how social movements form their political strategies in their quest for social change and -when they shift from one strategy to another- why and how that happens.