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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

08/06/2017

Call for Papers - Cosmos Conference "The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Student Movements in Late Neoliberalism"

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The Centre on Social Movement Studies, directed by Professor Donatella Della Porta, calls for papers addressing the recent global wave of student protests for a two-days conference to bel held in Florence, at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), on 15-16 November 2017.

19/05/2017

Video available for the International Conference – Beyond Borders: Refugees and Struggles in Europe Mobilization, Solidarity and Political Challenges in the Long Summer of Migration

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Watch the video of the International Conference – Beyond Borders, which was held at Palazzo Strozzi on May 12, 2017

19/05/2017

Marco Deseriis wins Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government

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Dr. Marco Deseriis, Marie Curie Fellow and Research Fellow at Cosmos, has won the Best Paper Award at the Cedem17 Conference for e-Democracy & Open Government (Danube University, Krems Au Donau, Austria)

Publications

Journal Article - 2017

Comparing Digital Protest Media Imaginaries: Anti-Austerity Movements in Greece, Italy & Spain

Emiliano Treré, Sandra Jeppensen and Alice Mattoni
Drawing on 60 semi­-structured interviews with activists involved in anti-austerity protests, the article brings together social movement studies and communications theories to compare digital protest media imaginaries in Greece, Spain and Italy

Journal Article - 2017

Technopopulism: The Emergence of a Discursive Formation

Marco Deseriis
This article argues that technopopulism is an emerging discursive formation that arises from the convergence of two preexisting discourses: populism and technolibertarianism. Whereas these discourses are historically distinct the global financial crisis and the 2011 wave of struggles precipitated the political conditions for their intersection and hybridization.