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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Stefania Voli

Research Fellow

Stefania Voli is a researcher member in EURYKA (H2020) at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Scuola Normale Superiore.

She holds a Phd in Citizenship, Rights and Gender Equality in Modern and Contemporary History (University of L’Orientale Naples), with a dissertation on Radical Left Movements in the 70s Italy. In 2016 she earned a second Phd in Applied Sociology and Social Research Methodology at the University of Milan-Bicocca, working on Transgender Rights and Citizenship in current Italy.

Currently is teaching Assistant in Global Cultures at the University of Bologna. From 2015 to 2017 she has taught Italian Contemporary History and Gender, Race and Representation in Italy with CIEE (Council of International Educational Exchange), of Ferrara, Italy. She is on the board of the Italian Association of Women Historians (SIS) and of its Summer School.

She conducted extensive researches on Radical Left Movements and Politcal violence in 70s Italy, Feminist and Trans Movements, political violence in Contemporary Italy, Citizenship and Trans experience in current Italy.

Research interests: gender studies, feminist, social and political movements, contemporary italian history, oral history, and qualitative research

News

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.

16/06/2018

Martin Portos wins the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017

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Martin Portos was just awarded with the Juan J. Linz Prize to the Best thesis in Political Science 2017 with his tesis “Voicing outrage, contending with austerity. Mobilization in Spain under the Great Recession”, realized under the supervision of prof. Donatella della Porta.

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".

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

Comparing hybrid media systems in the digital age: A theoretical framework for analysis

Alice Mattoni and Diego Ceccobelli
The relationship between media and politics today is deeply entrenched in the wide use of information and communication technologies to the point that scholars speak about the emergence of hybrid media systems in which older and newer media logics combine. However, it is still unclear how the configuration of hybrid media systems changes across countries today, especially with regard to the interconnection between media and politics. The article develops a theoretical framework to capture such national differences.

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.