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I am an assistant professor of sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, in Florence, where I am part of the COSMOS (Centre on Social Movement Studies) research team.
My research interests include memory, contentious politics, student movements, anti-austerity activism and media analysis. After working in several research project, including LIVEWHAT (Living with Hard Times – How Citizens React to Economic Crises and Their Social and Political Consequences), “Collective Action and the Refugee Crisis”, and DEMOS (Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society), now I am charge of the project CLIMACT (Communication as Organization: Social Media and Grassroots Participation in Climate Action Mobilizations).
I hold a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (2015, with a thesis on the relationship between memory and social movements) and a master in Communication from the University of Padova (2008, with a thesis on the evolution of the memory of the foibe in the Italian media).
These are two recent books I published, on solidarity in times of crisis (Il Mulino, 2019) and on the relationship between memory and movements (Palgrave, 2018):
I am co-convenor of the standing group on Participation and Mobilisation of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) and I am also member of the Research Network 25 (Social Movements) of the European Sociological Association (ESA), of the standing group on Social Movements and Political Participation of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP), of the ) and of the research network on Social Movements of the Council for European Studies (CES).
I am also a member of the editorial board of the journal SN Social Sciences.