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PhD Candidates

Year of Enrollment 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 |2018 | 2019

ENROLLMENT 2019

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Irina Aguiari
PhD candidate
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Sarah ElMasry
PhD candidate
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Batuhan Eren
PhD candidate
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Lucie Janotová
PhD candidate
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Damla Keşkekci
PhD candidate
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Lydia Letsch
PhD candidate
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Fiorenzo Polito
PhD candidate
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Ivan Tranfić
PhD candidate

ENROLLMENT 2018 

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Angela Adami
PhD candidate
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Anastasia Barone
PhD candidate
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Rosa Burc
PhD candidate
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Silvia Carenzi
PhD candidate
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Felix Fritsch
PhD candidate
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Alessandra Lo Piccolo
PhD candidate
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Katarína Lukáčová
PhD candidate
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Carla Mannino
PhD candidate
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Valerii Saenko
PhD candidate
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Federica Stagni
PhD candidate
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Sophia Wathne
PhD candidate

ENROLLMENT 2017 

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Giada Bonu
PhD candidate
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Giorgia Concetti
PhD candidate
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Jacopo Custodi
PhD candidate
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Joana Lilli Hofstetter
PhD candidate
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Karlo Kralj
PhD candidate
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Måns Robert Lundstedt
PhD candidate
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Tobias Reinhardt
PhD candidate

ENROLLMENT 2016 

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Stella Christou
PhD candidate
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Rui Coelho
PhD candidate
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Hans Jonas Gunzelmann
PhD candidate
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George Venizelos
PhD candidate
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Linus Westheuser
PhD candidate

ENROLLMENT 2015 

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Filip Balunovic
PhD candidate
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Raffaele Bazurli
PhD candidate
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Sebastian Bruinsma
PhD candidate
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Aliaksandr Ruzhantsou
PhD candidate
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Galina Selivanova
PhD candidate
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Cristopher Sorg
PhD candidate

ENROLLMENT 2014 

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Huda Alsahi
PhD candidate
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Alexsandra Ana
PhD candidate
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Haris Malamidis
PhD candidate
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Ilyas Saliba
PhD candidate
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Ivan Stefanovski
PhD candidate

ENROLLMENT 2013 

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Jonas Bergan Draege
PhD candidate
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Lars Erik Berntzen
PhD candidate
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Carlotta Caciagli
PhD candidate
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Mariana Mendes
PhD candidate
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Julia Rone
PhD candidate
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Ester Sigillò
PhD candidate

ENROLLMENT 2012 

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Mihály Gyimesi
PhD candidate
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Juan Masullo J.
PhD candidate
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Parthena Xanthopolou-Dimitriadou
PhD candidate

News

28/09/2020

Four post-doctoral research positions on the pandemic

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The Scuola Normale Superiore announces four post-doctoral positions to be activated as part of the research project “After the coronavirus pandemic: The effects of the health emergency on society and knowledge.” 

26/02/2020

CFP Athens conference "Capitalism, Democracy, Contention: A Decade of Crisis" 13-15 May 2020

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Aspiring to shed light on the Greek experience in the era of crisis in a comparative, inter-disciplinary perspective, the Laboratory on Contentious Politics (Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University, Athens), the Centre on Social Movement Studies (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence) and the Hellenic Political Science Association are organizing an international conference to be held at Panteion University, on 13, 14 and 15 May 2020.

12/12/2019

Prof. Donatella Della Porta to Be Awarded Honorary PhD

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On Friday 13, 2019, the University of the Peloponnese (PSIR) will award an honorary doctorate to Professor Donatella Della Porta, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore.

22/07/2019

Protest for a future: international report on #FridaysForFuture and the climate strike

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Composition, mobilization and motives of the participants in Fridays For Future climate protests on 15 March 2019, in 13 European cities. A multi-country collaboration report, with contributions from COSMOS researchers Lorenzo Zamponi, Donatella della Porta, Martín Portos, Niccolò Bertuzzi and Daniela Chironi.

21/06/2019

Call for papers: "The Nation and the Radical Left - Practices and Discourses of National Identity in Left-Wing Politics"

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The call for papers is now open for a conference on national identities and left-wing politics.

18/06/2019

Call for papers: “Class without consciousness” – The Politics of Fragmented Class Identities

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day conference on class and identities at the Scuola Normale Superiore on 14-15 November 2019

Publications

Special Issue - 2020

The Cultural Side of Populism: Politics, Emotions, Music and Subcultures in Populist Times

Manuela Caiani & Enrico Padoan
This special issue aims to combine an analytical perspective with an empirical focus on current populism(s) in Europe and their cultural aspects.

Journal Article - 2020

On corruption and state capture: The struggle of anti-corruption activism in Hungary

Andrea Pirro & Donatella della Porta
The article draws on social movement theory to understand collective action against corruption in Hungary. While offering a perspective on anti-corruption activism, the article demonstrates its limits against a set of unfavourable factors.

Monograph - 2020

Discursive Turns and Critical Junctures: Debating Citizenship after the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Donatella della Porta, Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Konstantinos Eleftheriadis & Andrea Felicetti
The book offers an in-depth analysis of the unfolding of the public debate in terms of content of claims making, framing, and justifications as well as the quality (deliberativeness) of the discourses by a variety of actors in the public sphere.

Journal Article - 2020

Rethinking the digital democratic affordance and its impact on political representation: Toward a new framework

Marco Deseriis
This article advances a new theory of the digital democratic affordance, a concept first introduced by Lincoln Dahlberg to devise a taxonomy of the democratic capacities of digital media applications.

Monograph - 2020

Anti-Neoliberal Populisms in Comparative Perspective. A Latinamericanisation of Southern Europe?

Enrico Padoan
In this book, Enrico Padoan proposes an original middle-range theory to explain the emergence and the internal organisation of anti-neoliberal populist parties in Latin America and Southern Europe, and the relationships between these parties and the organised working class.

Journal Article - 2019

Alliance building and eventful protests: comparing Spanish and Portuguese trajectories under the Great Recession

Martín Portos & Tiago Carvalho
Social movement research has shed light on the relationship between processes of alliance building and multiple factors related to political opportunities, framing, identities, networks and resource mobilization. However, less is known about the impact of eventful protests on coalition building dynamics.

Monograph - 2019

Social Mobilization beyond Ethnicity. Civic Activism and Grassroots Movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chiara Milan
This book offers an in-depth investigation of the emergence and spread of social mobilizations that transcend ethnicity in societies violently divided along ethno-national lines. Using Bosnia Herzegovina as a case study, the book explores episodes of mobilization which have superseded ethno-nationalist cleavages.

Journal Article - 2019

Close ever, distant never? Integrating protest event and social network approaches into the transformation of the Hungarian far right

Andrea Pirro, Elena Pavan, Adam Fagan & David Gazsi
In this article, we extend our understanding of fringe politics to include relational and thematic elements, namely, the relationship of far-right collective actors with their broader network and the claims made within it. By focusing on often neglected relational and thematic aspects, the study provides new ways to analyse fringe collective actors, the relationship with their environment and the evolution of such a relationship over time.

Journal Article - 2019

From the Rainy Place to the Burnt Palace: How Social Movements Form their Political Strategies. The Case of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba

Leonidas Oikonomakis
Exploring the case of the cocaleros of the Chapare, this article argues that more emphasis should be placed on mechanisms that are internal to the movements, such as: (a) the resonance of other political experiences at home and abroad, (b) internal struggles for ideological hegemony, and (c) the political formation of their grassroots.