The Centre on Social Movement Studies


Martín Portos García

Martin was born in A Coruña (Spain, 1989). He holds a degree in Political Science and Administration from the University of Santiago de Compostela: first in his cohort and best academic performance in all disciplines at the regional level in 2011 (9.94 out of 10.00 and 3.98 in the 0-4 Spanish scale). He was an exchange student during a full academic year at the University of Westminster (London, UK; 2009-2010) and, additionally, he was awarded an Excellence Scholarship by the Galician regional Ministry to collaborate as a researcher in the project ‘Among Monarchy and Nation’ at the USC. He has attended to diverse complementary courses organized by the University of Muenster (Germany), CEACS (Fundación Juan March, Madrid), UIMP, etc. In addition, he has been an intern with the advisers of the cabinet of the Galician regional Ministry of Presidency, Public Administration and Justice (10/2010-02/2011). He has also gained an MSc in Politics Research (Comparative Government) at the University of Oxford (UK), for which he was granted a full scholarship by Fundación Caja Madrid (10/2011-09/2012). Since October 2012, he is enrolled as a full-time PhD researcher in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute at Florence (Italy), working under the supervision of Prof. Donatella della Porta. His main areas of interest are: comparative politics, European comparative politics and governments, social movements, collective action and contentious politics, democratic quality and democratization processes, politics and territorial organization, nationalism and federalism. His mother tongues are Galician and Spanish. Besides, his working languages are English, French and Portuguese; he also has a basic command of Italian and German. Finally, he has a good command of SPSS, STATA and Excel.

Research interests  : indignados, social movements, crisis of representation, trust and satisfaction in democracy.

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