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Cosmos

The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Stefania Milan

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I am Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and Associate Professor (II) of Media Innovation at the University of Oslo. I am also the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project DATACTIVE, and the funding director of the DATACTIVE Ideas Lab, a consultancy agency.

I am passionate about the interplay between technologies and society, and in particular I am interested in the possibilities of self organization, emancipation, and autonomy that digital technology opens up. A political scientist by formation, I value interdisciplinary research, and feel myself at home at the intersection of a variety of fields, including critical data studies, social movement studies, and science and technology studies.

Currently I am busy with four partially overlapping research projects, respectively on cloud protesting, the politics of code, data activism, and content regulation on and by platforms.

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

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News

07/01/2019

Donatella della Porta at the Stein Rokkan lecture in Mons - 9 April 2019

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Donatella della Porta invited to give the Stein Rokkan lecture during the next ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops in April 2019.

07/01/2019

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.

29/11/2018

Call for Papers - International Conference on Feminist Alliances

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The conference will focus on the role played by discourses, practices and politics in the construction and political consequences of feminist alliances with inequalities defined by class, race/ethnicity, citizenship, age, disability and sexuality.

Publications

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.

Monograph - 2018

The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Struggles and Power Relations within English and Italian Universities

Lorenzo Cini
Drawing on neo-institutionalist and social movement approaches, this book analyses the impact that recent student mobilizations have brought about within Italian and English universities in terms of student services, curriculum organization, and governance structures.