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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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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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News

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).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.

Journal Article - 2018

Mobilizing in transnational contentious spaces: linking relations, emotions and space in migrant activism

Elias Steinhilper
The article illustrates how the transnational spaces most migrants inhabit can be politicized and transformed into particular social formations, for which the term ‘transnational contentious spaces’ is suggested.