The Centre on Social Movement Studies


Tobias Reinhardt

PhD candidate

Tobias Reinhardt is a PhD candidate in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore and a member of the Center on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS). He is currently working on the Kurdish movement and its solidarity movement in Europe, with a particular focus on the solidarity building processes. His research interests cover contentious politics, radical democracy, radical left movements and solidarity.

Tobias received his BA in Social Sciences and MA in Social Sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He also studied at the University of Gothenburg. Tobias worked as a student assistant at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies (ZIFG) in the program “genderDynamics: Disciplinary Cultures and Research Organizations in Physics”.

Research interests: Contentious politics, solidarity movements, kurdish movement, radical left, and transnationalism



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

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


Call for Papers - Social Movements and Parties in a Fractured Media Landscape

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.


Call for Papers - International Conference on Feminist Alliances

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.


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.