Mario Diani

Direttore

Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale


Professore ordinario

Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale

Area CUN: Scienze politiche e sociali (14)
Settore scientifico disciplinare: SOCIOLOGIA GENERALE (SPS/07)

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Formazione
1987 Ph.D. in Sociology, in the programme jointly run by the Universities of Turin, Milan and Pavia. Title of the dissertation: 'A structural analysis of the Italian environmental movement'. Supervisors: Prof. Franco Rositi (University of Turin) and Prof. Guido Martinotti (University of Milan).
1982 Degree in Political Science "summa cum laude" at the University of Milan. Title of the dissertation: "Ethnic and Nationalistic Movements in Western Societies". Supervisor: Prof. Alberto Melucci.
Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

2001-present (on unpaid leave from September 2010-September 2012)

Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento. Served as

         Chair, Department of Sociology & social research (2015-present and 2004-2005);

         Member of the University Quality Assessment Committee (2013-2015);

         Dean, Faculty of Sociology (2005-2008);

         Director, Graduate School in Sociology & social research (2002-2008);

         Coordinator, Master Program in Sociology & social research (2003-2005). 

2010-2012 ICREA Research Professor of Social Sciences in the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

2001-2010 Visiting Research Professor in the Department of Government of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. 
1996-2001 Professor of Sociology in the Department of Government of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Served as

         Departmental Chair (2000-2001);

         Head of Sociology Division (1997-2000). 
1993-1996 Assistant Professor of Political Sociology in the Department of Political and Social Studies, University of Pavia.
1992-1993 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology of the State University of Milan.
1987-1992 Temporary Lecturer in Sociology at the Bocconi University of Milan.
1984-1991 Teaching Assistant in Political Sociology and Economic Sociology at the Department of Sociology of the University of Milan.

 

 

 

Visiting fellowships/lectureships

2015 Visiting scholar, University of Toulouse (October)

2015 Erasmus teaching mobility lecturer, Panteion University, Athens (January).

2014 Visiting Researcher, African Center for Cities, University of Cape Town (September-October).

2014 Erasmus teaching mobility lecturer, Panteion University, Athens (February).

2013 Lecturer, Curso de Verano de UCM on “Los movimientos sociales y la nueva ola internacional de indignación”, El Escorial, 15 July.

2012 Erasmus teaching mobility lecturer, Panteion University, Athens (December).

2012 Visiting Researcher, African Center for Cities, University of Cape Town (June).

2011 Profesor Visitante, Instituto de Estudios Avanzados, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (July). 

2011 Visiting Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute (May)

2010 Visiting Professor, ENSAE (Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique) – CREST, Paris (November). 

2009 Erasmus teaching mobility lecturer, Panteion University, Athens (June and December).

2008 Erasmus teaching mobility lecturer, University of Crete (June).

2007-2008 Visiting Professor (Directeur d’Etudes Invité), Ecole d’Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (November 2007 and February 2008).

2006 Erasmus teaching mobility lecturer, University of Nürenberg (January).

2005 Erasmus teaching mobility lecturer, University of Nürenberg (January).

2005 Visiting lecturer, ESF Summer School on Social Research Methods, University of Ljubljana (July).

1997 Lecturer, Summer School "Social Movements, Protest and Political Action", University of Lapland, Rovaniemi (June).

1996 Lecturer, Summer School "Social Movements, Protest and Political Action", University of Crete, Rhetimno (June).

1991 Visiting Fellow in the Focused Research Program on Democratization coordinated by professor Russell Dalton at the University of California, Irvine (July and August).

1989-1990 CNR-NATO Fellow in the Department of Politics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

1989 ECPR Mobility Fellow at the Research Unit on Social Movements and Public Opinion of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (October).

1986 Fellow in the Summer School on "Sociological Classics and Contemporary Political Problems", European University Institute, Florence (June and July).

1986 Visiting graduate student at the Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of professor Gianfranco Poggi (September and October).

1982 Visiting researcher at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris (May).

Interessi di ricerca
Social movements and collective action theory
Network analysis of political processes
Environmental politics
Ethnonationalist movements
Social capital
Voluntary action
Attività di ricerca

2012-2015 Co-investigator in the project “Socioecological Movements and Transformative Collective Action in Urban Ecosystems (MOVE)”, Formas-Swedish Research Council (with Henrik Ernstson, Principal Investigator, University of Stockholm; overall budget SEK 6,200,000; contract: 211-2011-1519).

 

2010-2012 Co-investigator in the project “Social Movements and Social Network Dynamics: A Two-Mode Organizational Network Approach”, Research Development Program, SSHRC, Canada (with David Tindall, Principal Investigator, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; overall budget CAN $ 39,400).

2010 Member of the core team of the project “The Social Computer - Internet-Scale Human problem solving”, coordinated by Fausto Giunchiglia (ICT, University of Trento), Dave Robertson and Stuart Anderson (Information Science, University of Edinburgh).

 

2006-2009 Coordinator of the Italian section of the project "Multicultural democracy and immigrants' social capital in Europe" (6th EU Framework Programme, contract CIT5-CT-2005-028802), coordinated by Laura Morales, University of Manchester (€ 130,000).

2007-2008 National coordinator of the research project "Communication rights between local and global: movement networks and transformations in governance processes", MIUR-Italian Ministry of University and Research (with Claudia Padovani, University of Padua; Contract 2006148230).

2006-2008 Member of the research group "Linking Framing and Social Network Analysis in Social Movements Research: A Mixed Methods Approach", directed by David Tindall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

2005-2008 Member of the research group “Understanding the Social Structural Basis of Environmental Activism and Pro-environmental Behaviour: Regional, Temporal, and Sectoral Comparisons”, directed by David Tindall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

2003-2006 Member of the International Peace Protest Survey team, coordinated by Stefaan Walgrave at the University of Antwerp.

2000-2003 Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project “Networks of civic organizations in Britain”, Economic and Social Research Council (University of Strathclyde, with the collaboration of Isobel Lindsay and Satnam Virdee; GBP 135,000).

1998-2001 Director of the Italian section of the EU-funded project "Transformations of Environmental Activism", coordinated by Christopher Rootes, University of Kent, Canterbury.

1996-1998 Director of the Italian section of the EU-funded project "Public Participation in Environmental Technology Policy", coordinated by Andrew Jamison, University of Aalborg, Denmark.

1994-1995 Co-director of the research project "Transformations in nonprofit organizations in Lombardy", IREF - Istituto di Ricerche Educative and Formative, Rome (with Dr Roberto Biorcio, University of Milan).

1993-1994 Member of the international research group on "Environmental sustainability and institutional innovation", directed by Dr Piet Strydom, University College Cork, Ireland.

1993-1994 Member of the international research group on "Framing and communicating environmental issues", directed by Professor Klaus Eder, European University Institute, Florence.

1992-1993 Senior Researcher in the project "Participation in non-profit organizations in Lombardy", IREF - Istituto di Ricerche Educative and Formative, Rome (with Dr Roberto Biorcio, University of Milan).

1990 Associate researcher in the project on "The activists of the British Green Party", directed by Dr Wolfgang Rüdig at the Department of Government, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

1989-1990 Senior Researcher in two research projects on citizens' associations and public interest groups at the Istituto Superiore di Sociologia in Milan.

1989-1990 Member of the international research group on "States and environmental (anti-nuclear) opposition", supported by SCASSS (The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and directed by Professor Helena Flam (University of Leipzig).

1982-1989 Member of LAMS (Research Workshop on Social Movements and Collective Action) directed by Alberto Melucci at the Department of Sociology, University of Milan.

1984-1985 Member of the research group on "Social dynamics in the Milan metropolitan area" coordinated by Guido Martinotti and Alberto Melucci (both University of Milan).
 

1982-1983 Research fellow in a project supported by CNR (National Research Council) and coordinated by Alberto Melucci on "New Patterns of Collective Action". Particularly concerned with the neo-oriental religious movements and with the changing forms of leadership in loosely structured movement organizations.

1981-1982 Research assistant in research groups on life-standards of workers' families in Milan and on the evaluation of RAI-TV broadcasts (University of Milan).

2012-2014 Co-investigator in the project “Socioecological Movements and Transformative Collective Action in Urban Ecosystems (MOVE)”, Formas-Swedish Research Council (with Henrik Ernstson, Principal Investigator, University of Stockholm; overall budget SEK 6,200,000; contract: 211-2011-1519).

 

2010-2012 Co-investigator in the project “Social Movements and Social Network Dynamics: A Two-Mode Organizational Network Approach”, Research Development Program, SSHRC, Canada (with David Tindall, Principal Investigator, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; overall budget CAN $ 39,400).

2010 Member of the core team of the project “The Social Computer - Internet-Scale Human problem solving”, coordinated by Fausto Giunchiglia (ICT, University of Trento), Dave Robertson and Stuart Anderson (Information Science, University of Edinburgh).

 

2006-2009 Coordinator of the Italian section of the project "Multicultural democracy and immigrants' social capital in Europe" (6th EU Framework Programme, contract CIT5-CT-2005-028802), coordinated by Laura Morales, University of Manchester (€ 130,000).

2007-2008 National coordinator of the research project "Communication rights between local and global: movement networks and transformations in governance processes", MIUR-Italian Ministry of University and Research (with Claudia Padovani, University of Padua; Contract 2006148230).

2006-2008 Member of the research group "Linking Framing and Social Network Analysis in Social Movements Research: A Mixed Methods Approach", directed by David Tindall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

2005-2008 Member of the research group “Understanding the Social Structural Basis of Environmental Activism and Pro-environmental Behaviour: Regional, Temporal, and Sectoral Comparisons”, directed by David Tindall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

2003-2006 Member of the International Peace Protest Survey team, coordinated by Stefaan Walgrave at the University of Antwerp.

2000-2003 Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project “Networks of civic organizations in Britain”, Economic and Social Research Council (University of Strathclyde, with the collaboration of Isobel Lindsay and Satnam Virdee; GBP 135,000).

1998-2001 Director of the Italian section of the EU-funded project "Transformations of Environmental Activism", coordinated by Christopher Rootes, University of Kent, Canterbury.

1996-1998 Director of the Italian section of the EU-funded project "Public Participation in Environmental Technology Policy", coordinated by Andrew Jamison, University of Aalborg, Denmark.

1994-1995 Co-director of the research project "Transformations in nonprofit organizations in Lombardy", IREF - Istituto di Ricerche Educative and Formative, Rome (with Dr Roberto Biorcio, University of Milan).

1993-1994 Member of the international research group on "Environmental sustainability and institutional innovation", directed by Dr Piet Strydom, University College Cork, Ireland.

1993-1994 Member of the international research group on "Framing and communicating environmental issues", directed by Professor Klaus Eder, European University Institute, Florence.

1992-1993 Senior Researcher in the project "Participation in non-profit organizations in Lombardy", IREF - Istituto di Ricerche Educative and Formative, Rome (with Dr Roberto Biorcio, University of Milan).

1990 Associate researcher in the project on "The activists of the British Green Party", directed by Dr Wolfgang Rüdig at the Department of Government, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

1989-1990 Senior Researcher in two research projects on citizens' associations and public interest groups at the Istituto Superiore di Sociologia in Milan.

1989-1990 Member of the international research group on "States and environmental (anti-nuclear) opposition", supported by SCASSS (The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and directed by Professor Helena Flam (University of Leipzig).

1982-1989 Member of LAMS (Research Workshop on Social Movements and Collective Action) directed by Alberto Melucci at the Department of Sociology, University of Milan.

1984-1985 Member of the research group on "Social dynamics in the Milan metropolitan area" coordinated by Guido Martinotti and Alberto Melucci (both University of Milan).
 

1982-1983 Research fellow in a project supported by CNR (National Research Council) and coordinated by Alberto Melucci on "New Patterns of Collective Action". Particularly concerned with the neo-oriental religious movements and with the changing forms of leadership in loosely structured movement organizations.

1981-1982 Research assistant in research groups on life-standards of workers' families in Milan and on the evaluation of RAI-TV broadcasts (University of Milan).

2012-2014 Co-investigator in the project “Socioecological Movements and Transformative Collective Action in Urban Ecosystems (MOVE)”, Formas-Swedish Research Council (with Henrik Ernstson, Principal Investigator, University of Stockholm; overall budget SEK 6,200,000; contract: 211-2011-1519).

 

2010-2012 Co-investigator in the project “Social Movements and Social Network Dynamics: A Two-Mode Organizational Network Approach”, Research Development Program, SSHRC, Canada (with David Tindall, Principal Investigator, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; overall budget CAN $ 39,400).

2010 Member of the core team of the project “The Social Computer - Internet-Scale Human problem solving”, coordinated by Fausto Giunchiglia (ICT, University of Trento), Dave Robertson and Stuart Anderson (Information Science, University of Edinburgh).

 

2006-2009 Coordinator of the Italian section of the project "Multicultural democracy and immigrants' social capital in Europe" (6th EU Framework Programme, contract CIT5-CT-2005-028802), coordinated by Laura Morales, University of Manchester (€ 130,000).

2007-2008 National coordinator of the research project "Communication rights between local and global: movement networks and transformations in governance processes", MIUR-Italian Ministry of University and Research (with Claudia Padovani, University of Padua; Contract 2006148230).

2006-2008 Member of the research group "Linking Framing and Social Network Analysis in Social Movements Research: A Mixed Methods Approach", directed by David Tindall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

2005-2008 Member of the research group “Understanding the Social Structural Basis of Environmental Activism and Pro-environmental Behaviour: Regional, Temporal, and Sectoral Comparisons”, directed by David Tindall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

2003-2006 Member of the International Peace Protest Survey team, coordinated by Stefaan Walgrave at the University of Antwerp.

2000-2003 Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project “Networks of civic organizations in Britain”, Economic and Social Research Council (University of Strathclyde, with the collaboration of Isobel Lindsay and Satnam Virdee; GBP 135,000).

1998-2001 Director of the Italian section of the EU-funded project "Transformations of Environmental Activism", coordinated by Christopher Rootes, University of Kent, Canterbury.

1996-1998 Director of the Italian section of the EU-funded project "Public Participation in Environmental Technology Policy", coordinated by Andrew Jamison, University of Aalborg, Denmark.

1994-1995 Co-director of the research project "Transformations in nonprofit organizations in Lombardy", IREF - Istituto di Ricerche Educative and Formative, Rome (with Dr Roberto Biorcio, University of Milan).

1993-1994 Member of the international research group on "Environmental sustainability and institutional innovation", directed by Dr Piet Strydom, University College Cork, Ireland.

1993-1994 Member of the international research group on "Framing and communicating environmental issues", directed by Professor Klaus Eder, European University Institute, Florence.

1992-1993 Senior Researcher in the project "Participation in non-profit organizations in Lombardy", IREF - Istituto di Ricerche Educative and Formative, Rome (with Dr Roberto Biorcio, University of Milan).

1990 Associate researcher in the project on "The activists of the British Green Party", directed by Dr Wolfgang Rüdig at the Department of Government, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

1989-1990 Senior Researcher in two research projects on citizens' associations and public interest groups at the Istituto Superiore di Sociologia in Milan.

1989-1990 Member of the international research group on "States and environmental (anti-nuclear) opposition", supported by SCASSS (The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and directed by Professor Helena Flam (University of Leipzig).

1982-1989 Member of LAMS (Research Workshop on Social Movements and Collective Action) directed by Alberto Melucci at the Department of Sociology, University of Milan.

1984-1985 Member of the research group on "Social dynamics in the Milan metropolitan area" coordinated by Guido Martinotti and Alberto Melucci (both University of Milan).
 

1982-1983 Research fellow in a project supported by CNR (National Research Council) and coordinated by Alberto Melucci on "New Patterns of Collective Action". Particularly concerned with the neo-oriental religious movements and with the changing forms of leadership in loosely structured movement organizations.

1981-1982 Research assistant in research groups on life-standards of workers' families in Milan and on the evaluation of RAI-TV broadcasts (University of Milan).

Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici
2006-Present Member of the Editorial Board, Contemporary Sociology
2005-Present Member of the Scientific Committee, Istituto Carlo Cattaneo, Bologna
2005-Present Member of the Editorial Board, Mobilization
2004-Present Member of the Editorial Board, Quaderni di Sociologia.
1996-Present Member of the Advisory Board of Quaderni di Scienza Politica.
2002-2005 Member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Politics.
2004-2005 Member of the Editorial Board, South European Society and Politics.
1996-2005 European Editor of Mobilization. An International Journal of Theory and Research on Social Movements and Collective Behaviour.
1997-2003 Coordinator of the Research Network on Social Movements of the European Sociological Association.
1997-2002 Member of the International Advisory Board, European Journal of Social Theory.
Member of the following professional associations: American Sociological Association, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section; International Network for Social Network Analysis-INSNA; ECPR Standing Group on Green Politics; ECPR Standing Group on Regionalism; ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy.
Premi e riconoscimenti

2007-2008 Visiting Fellow at the EHESS, Paris (November and April)
1991 Visiting Fellow in the Focused Research Program on Democratization coordinated by professor Russell Dalton at the University of California, Irvine (July and August).
1989-1990 CNR-NATO Fellow in the Department of Politics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
1989 ECPR Mobility Fellow at the Research Unit on Social Movements and Public Opinion of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (October).
1986 Fellow in the Summer School on "Sociological Classics and Contemporary Political Problems", European University Institute, Florence (June and July).

Convegni e conferenze

Plenary addresses, keynote speeches and other invited conference talks
 

2015 Keynote Speaker, Summer School on Social Movements in European Perspectives, Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr-University Bochum, 21 September.

2015 Speaker at Special Session The structure of civil society, ESA, Prague 26 August.

2015 Opening Talk, The Cape Town Civil Society Conference, African Center for Cities, Cape Town, 6 June.

2014 Keynote Speaker, International conference "Networks in the Global World 2014. Bridging Theory and Method: American, European and Russian Studies", Saint Petersburg, 27-29 June.

2014 Invited Speaker, Seminar “Architecture, Politics and Society”, Lebanese American University, Beirut, 27 February.

2013 Keynote Speaker, ECPR Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilization, COSMOS-European University Institute, Fiesole, 20 September.

2011 Keynote Speaker at the Conference “Social Science Methodology with Special Reference to Social Movements”, CNAS-Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, 15-17 November.

2011 Keynote Speaker, “7th UK Social Networks Conference, University of Greenwich”, 9 July.

2011 Invited Speaker, “Islam, Violence and Social Movements” Conference, Durham University, 9 June.

2011 Position Paper, International Seminar “Polarization and conflict in Latin America”, International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP), Barcelona, May 5-6.

2011 Plenary speaker, “Transnational Democracy: mobilization, organisation and communication”, ESA RN Social Movements Mid-term Conference, EUI, Fiesole, 20 January.

2010 Keynote address, ESF Seminar "Power, Decision Making and Social Networks", Geary Institute, University College Dublin, August 25.

2007 Invited speaker, ESRC Seminar Series “Social Network Analysis: Applications, Developments, Theories and the Quantitative-Qualitative Interface”, University of Manchester, September 27.

2007 Plenary speaker, European Sociological Association 8th Conference ‘Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society’, Glasgow, September 3-6. 

2005 Position paper at the workshop “Cooperation Across Ideological Divides in the Middle East”, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, August 8-13.

2003 Plenary speaker, "Participation and political activism in the network society", International Euricom Colloquium, Venice, 6 May. 

2003 Plenary speaker, Graduate conference on "Globalization, conflicts, social movements", University of Trento, 4-5 June.

2002 Keynote address, "Social movements and network analysis" Conference, University of Manchester, 29 November.

2001 Plenary Speaker, “New Types of Popular Mobilization” Conference, ISCTE, Lisbon, 26-27 October.

2001 Plenary Address at the Conference "Understanding the Social World", University of Huddersfield, 5 September.

1999 Opening Address at the Second Regional Conference on Social Movements, Research Committee 48, International Sociological Association, University College Cork, 17-19 April.

1999 Keynote Speaker at the conference “The future of social movement research”, Social Movement Section of the British Sociological Association, 13 November.

 

 

Conferences and workshops organized

 

2016 Co-organizer sessions EU Civil Society and Social Mobilization, ECPR Standing Group on the EU Conference, Trento, 16-18 June (with Manuela Caiani, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa).

2016 Co-director of the workshop "Environmental Social Movements and the New Politics of Consumption", ECPR Joint Sessions, Pisa, 22-27 April (with  Sherilyn Macgregor, Keele University).

2015 Co-organizer sessions "Collective Action and Social Movements", International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Brighton, UK, 23-28 June (with D. Tindall, UBC Vancouver). 

2014 Co-chair of the Political Networks section of panels at the ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, 3-6 September (with D. Christopoulos, Modul University Wien).

2014 Session Social Networks and Collective Action at the 1st European Social Networks Conference, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 1-4 July (with N. Eggert, University of Antwerp).

2014 Session Social Movements and Collective Action as Network Phenomena at the International conference "Networks in the Global World 2014. Bridging Theory and Method: American, European and Russian Studies", Saint Petersburg, 27-29 June.

2014 Seminar Grassroots responses to the global crisis: Between protest and mutual help, Department of sociology & social research and Jean Monnet Center, University of Trento, 27 May.

2013 Co-chair of the Political Networks section of panels at the ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, 4-7 September (with D. Christopoulos, Modul University Wien).

2013 Seminar Popular reactions to the Greek crisis, Department of sociology & social research and Jean Monnet Center, University of Trento, 29 May.

2013 Co-organizer "Collective Action and Social Movements", International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 21-26 May (with D. Tindall, UBC Vancouver). 

2012 Seminar Comparative Perspectives on Collective action, Protest, and the State, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 18 April

2012 Co-organizer "Networks, Collective Action, and Social Movements", International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Redondo Beach, 14-18 March (with D. Tindall, UBC Vancouver).  

2011 Co-organizer "Networks, Collective Action, and Social Movements", International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA, 7-11 February (with D. Tindall, UBC Vancouver).

2010 Sunbelt XXX, Annual Conference of INSNA-International Network for Social Network Analysis,Riva del Garda, Italy, 29 June-4 July (chair of the organizing committee).

2010 “The new politics of rioting”, Trento, 17 May.

2010 Director of the workshop "Political Networks: Multilevel, Multimethod and Longitudinal Analysis", ECPR Joint Sessions, Münster, 22-27 March (with  DC Christopoulos, University of West of England, Bristol) .

2009 Session organizer, “Changing Structures: Diachronic Perspectives to Movement Coalitions and Campaigns”, ASA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 8-11 August.

2009 “Communication rights between local and global”, Venice, 25-26 June (with C Padovani & E Pavan, University of Padua and Trento).

2009 “Developments in the analysis of collective action”, Trento, 27 May.

2009 Co-organizer "Networks, Collective Action, and Social Movements", International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, San Diego, 9-15 March (with D. Tindall, UBC Vancouver).

2007 Co-organizer "Networks, Collective Action, and Social Movements", International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Corfu, 1-6 May (with D. Tindall, UBC Vancouver).

2006 Co-organizer of the panels "Networks, Collective Action, and Social Movements", International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Vancouver, 25-30 April (with D. Tindall, UBC Vancouver).

2004 Co-organizer of the Conference "Nature, Science, and Social Movements", University of Mitylene, Lesvos, 25-28 June.

2004 Co-director of the workshop "The changing structure of civil society", ECPR Annual Joint Sessions, Upssala, 13-18 April (with D. Purdue, UWE Bristol).

2003 Organizer of the panels of the Social Movements Research Network, 6th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Murcia, 1 September.

2001 Organizer of the panels of the Social Movements Research Network, 5th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Helsinki, 28 August-1 September.

2001 Convenor of the panel “Social Movement Organizations or Public Interest Groups?”, 1st ECPR General Conference, University of Kent at Canterbury, 6-8 September.

2000 Director of the workshop "Environmental Organizations: A Comparative Assessment", ECPR Joint Sessions, Copenhagen, 14-19 April (with M Kousis, University of Crete) .

2000 Organizer of the International Workshop "Social Movement Analysis: The Network Perspective", University of Strathclyde, 22-24 June (with Doug McAdam, Stanford University).

1999 Organizer of the workshop “Social Capital and the Political Process”, University of Strathclyde, 10 May.

1999 Co-organizer of the Social Movements workshops stream at the European Sociological Association Conference, Amsterdam, 16-18 August (with D Rucht and P Statham).

1990 Director of the workshop "Methodological Issues in the Study of Contemporary Political Activism", ECPR Joint Sessions, Rühr Universität, Bochum, 2-7 April (with R Eyerman, University of Lund).

 

 

Presentations at conferences and workshops

 

2015 Paper session, 11th ESA General Conference, Prague, 26 August.

2015 Workshop Comparative Political Networks, Juan March Institute-Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, 29-30 June.

2013 “Socio-Ecological Movements in Urban Ecosystems”, Tulane University, 9-12 October.

2013 “Redes sociales en el movimiento estudiantil en Chile”, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, 25-27 September.

2013 “Movimenti senza istituzioni. Le sfide per il XXI secolo ”, University of Rome La Sapienza, 15 March.

2012 “Participacion Politica y Democracia en el Mundo Global”, IBEI, Barcelona, 25-27 October.

“Research Workshop on Urban Sustainable Development”, Institute for Sustainability, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 14 June (with H. Ernstson).

2012 “Protest Politics, Democratization, and Political Change: A Comparative Perspective”, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 21-23 May (with C. Moffatt).

2012 “Networked Social Movements and Network Theory”, ANN-SONIC Conference, Annenberg School of Communication-USC, Los Angeles, April 27-28.

2012 “Negative Ties and Social Networks”, Budapest, April 19-20. 

2012 “Frontiers in Social Movement Research”, Panel discussion, Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, March 22. 

2011 Discussant and chair “Internet, protestas y crisis de la democracia”, with Lance Bennett, RBA Auditorium, Barcelona, 25 October.

2011 “Leadership and representation dynamics in local civic networks”, European Sociological Association General Conference, Geneva, 7-10 September.

2011 Discussant & chair in the “Transnational society” and “(Transnational) Social Movements” Panels, 18th Conference of Europeanists, Barcelona, 20-22 June.

2010 ”Social capital and political participation by migrants in European cities”, Brussels, 5 November.

2010 “Les experiències del moviment per la pau a Itàlia i Espanya”, Institut Català Internacional per la Pau, Barcelona, 29-30 October.

2010 Invited roundtable, “Icons, communities and aesthetics:  the raising and setting of the <cool>”, ESA Sociology of Culture Research Network Mid-term Conference, Bocconi University, Milan, 9 October.

2010 “The Social Computer. Internet-Based Human Problem Solving”, Agenda paper in the workshop  “Restructuring the public sphere”, Brussels, 1st October.

2010 “Applications of social network analysis”, Zurich, 17 September (session chair and discussant).

2010 “Network Analysis and History. Approaches, tools, problems”, University of Lausanne, 25-27 February.

2010 “Social movement outcomes”, University of Geneva, 16-17 February.

2009 “Rioting and Violent Protest in Comparative Perspective”, Panteion University, Athens, 9-11 December.

2009 “The changing dynamics of contention”, Free University, Amsterdam, 30 September-2 October.

2009 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Regular Session, San Francisco, 8-11 August. 

2009 “The Unexpected Link: Using network science to tackle social problems." Central European University, Budapest, 17-18 June

2009 INSNA Social Networks Sunbelt Conference, San Diego, Ca, March.

2009 “Multicultural Democracy and Immigrants’ Social Capital in European Cities”, Committee of the regions, Brussels, 28-29 January.

2009 “La valutazione della ricerca nelle scienze sociali”, University of Turin, 15 January. 

2008 Panelist and session chair,  “Réseaux Sociaux et Action Collective. Approche comparative à partir de l’Amérique latine”, Maison de l’Amerique Latine, Paris, 5-7 November.

2008 Session chair, “Social Mechanisms and Analytical Sociology”, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, 17-18 October.

2008 “Relations entre les sciences naturelles et les sciences humaines”, Academie International de Philosophie de Sciences, Rovereto, 16-18 September. 

2008 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, 1-4 August.

2008 “Sociology for the 21st century: Theoretical and Critical Perspectives”, University of Crete, Rhetimno, 5-7 June.

2008 “Mapping Global Media Policy: Concepts, frameworks, methods”, Venice International University, San Servolo, Venice, 17-19 April.

2007 ”Discourse networks and risk policy”, University of Konstanz, 14-15 December

2007 “Shopping for human rights”, University of Bergamo, 4 December

2007 ”Changes in the Institutional Arrangements of EU Societies. Their Effects on Inequality and Social Cohesion”, Summer School Equalsoc Network of Excellence, University of Trento, Levico (September).

2007 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York, 14-17 August

2007 "New Network Theory" Conference, Amsterdam, June 28-30 (discussant and session chair)

2007 INSNA Social Networks Sunbelt Conference, Corfu, 1-6 May

2007 ”Comparing social movements”, European University Institute, 30 March

2006 Summer School Equalsoc Network "Economic Change, Quality of Life & Social Cohesion”, University of Trento, Trento (September).

2006 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, 10-14 August

2006 'Contentious Politics in the 21st Century', Panteion University, Athens, 24-26 May

2006 INSNA Social Networks Sunbelt Conference, Vancouver, 26-29 April

2005 First European Communication Conference, Amsterdam, 24-26 November (session discussant)

2005 ESA 7th Conference, Torun, Poland, 9-12 September

2005 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 13-17 August

2005 Seminar "The Collection and Analysis of Network Data", ESF, Ljubljana, 7-8 July

2005 "Migrant organizations, social capital and democracy", Amsterdam, 18-19 March

2004 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 August

2004 INSNA Social Networks Sunbelt Conference, Piran, Slovenia, 12-16 May

2003 Conference "Les mobilisations altermondialistes", Paris, CEVIPOF, 3-5 December

2003 Conference LEADERSHIP, VOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Global and local perspectives, Centre for Local Democracy, University of the West of England, Bristol, 8-10 September

2003 Conference "Transnational processes and social movements", Bellagio Centre, Rockfeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, 22-26 July

2003 ECPR Joint Sessions, Edinburgh, 29 March - 2 April.

2003 "Democracy and Participation Program" Annual Conference, 17-19 January

2002 "Identità e movimenti sociali nella società planetaria", University of Milan, 11-12 October

2002 "Contentious politics and the economic opportunity structure: In Honor of Charles Tilly", University of Crete, Rhetimno, 17-19 October.

2001 ESRC Democracy and Participation Annual Conference, University of Sheffield, 10-11 January.

2001 “Multiethnic Democracy Workshop”, The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Wassenaar, 13-14 March.

2001 Co-chair of the panel L’Europa delle reti (with M Morcellini and F Colombo), Annual Meeting of Associazione Italiana di Sociologia, Naples, 27 September.

2001 International Workshop “The Third Sector. A European Perspective.” ITSR, Trento, December.

2001 Conference “Citizenship, Civil Society and Advocacy Coalitions in the EU”, European Centre ‘Jean Monnet’ and Political Research Group, University of Trento, December.

2000 International Seminar "Democracy, civil society and new political actors", University of Santiago de Compostela, 13-17 March.

2000 International Seminar "Investigating Social Capital", LOS-University of Bergen, Solstrand, Norway, 18-20 May.

2000 International Conference "Democracy in the Age of CNN", University of Padua, Italy, 25-27 May.

2000 "Social Capital Workshop", University of Trento, Italy, 19-20 October.

1999 ECPR Joint Sessions, Mannheim, 26-31 March.

1999 Seminar “Policy making and environmental movements”, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 20-21 April.

1999 Inaugural conference of the “Democracy and Participation Programme”, ESRC, University of Sheffield, 10-12 September.

1999 Conference “A new politics?”, University of Birmingham, 16-18 September.

1998 Conference “Environmental Movements, Discourses, and Policies in Southern Europe”, Department of Sociology, University of Crete, Rethimno, Greece, 7-10 October.

1998 International Conference on Social Network Analysis, University of Barcellona, Sitges, 27-31 May.

1998 Second International Conference on Protest Event Analysis, Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin, 8-11 July.

1998 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, 21-25 August.

1997 ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Berne, Switzerland, 28 February - 3 March.

1997 European Sociological Association 1997 Conference, University of Essex, 27-30 August.

1996 Second European Conference on Social Movements, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 2-5 October.

1995 International conference on "Cross-national influences and social movement research", Vevey, Switzerland, June.

1995 Italian-Belgian Conference on "Partitocracies between crises and reforms: the cases of Italy and Belgium", Free University Brussels, September.

1994 "Roundtables of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section", Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, August.

1994 Workshop "The integration and disintegration of Europe", European Science Foundation, Mannheim, October.

1992 "Culture and social movements", Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section, American Sociological Association, University of California, San Diego, June.

1992 Workshop “Minoranze e nazionalismo”, Istituto Bellieni, Sassari, December.

1992 "First european conference on social movements", International Sociological Association, WZB, Berlin, October.

1990 "The political sociology of new social movements", Annual Conference, UK Political Studies Association, University of Durham, 10-12 April.

1990 "Colloque franco-italien sur nouveaux mouvements religieux et modernite'", GRS-CNRS, Paris, 15-16 October.

1989 "The New Politics and the New Middle Class", ECPR Joint Sessions, Fondation Nationale de Science Politique, Paris, April.

1989 "Environmental constraints and opportunities in the social organization of space", ISA Working Group on Social Ecology, University of Udine, June.

1989 “Colloque franco-italien ‘Mouvements religieux et modernité’ », University of Padua, May.

1987 "New social movements and the political system", ECPR Joint Sessions, Universiteit van Amsterdam, April.

1986 "Transformation of Structure into Action", Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, June

 

 

Invited departmental talks

 

2015 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, 23 September.

2015 African Center for Cities, Cape Town, 9 June.

2014 Juan March Institute Madrid, December 5.

2014 University of Bern, December 3.

2014 University of Tel Aviv, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, July 6.

2013 University of California Davis, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, October 19.

2013 University of Arizona Tucson, Department of Sociology, October 7.

2013 Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, 24 September.

2013 University of Southampton, Department of Politics, February 7

2012 Charles University, Prague, December 11

2012 Masaryk University, Brno, December 12

2012 European University Institute, Fiesole, November 28

2012 Universidad de Salamanca, May 10

2012 Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, April 17 & 24

2011 Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, November

2011 Instituto Gino Germani, Universidad de Buenos Aires, July

2011 Departement de Sociologie, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, June

2011 GRITIM, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, February

2011 Department of Political Science, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, February

2010 IGOP-Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, December

2009 IBEI-Barcelona Institute of International Studies, Barcelona, October

2009 Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, October

2009 University of Padua, May.

2009 University of California Irvine, February

2009 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, February

2008 University of Padua, March

2008 CADIS, EHESS, Paris, February

2007 Université Paris Dauphine, November

2007 University of Padua, April. 

2006 University of Innsbruck, September

2006 University of Padua, October.

2006 University of Kent at Canterbury, November

2005 SUNY Binghamton, October

2005 Syracuse University, New York, October

2005 Free University Amsterdam, March

2004 School of Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh, October

2004 Department of social and political sciences, European University Institute, Fiesole, April

2004 University of Padua, March. 

2003 Biblioteca del Mulino, Bologna, November

2003 Istituto Carlo Cattaneo, Bologna, June

2003 Department of social and political sciences, European University Institute, Fiesole, May

2003 Department of sociology and social research, University of Milan Bicocca, April

2003 Cities Research Center, University of the West of England, Bristol, February

2002 Department of Political Science, University of Padua, February.

2001 Department of Sociology, University of Reading, February.

2000 Department of Sociology, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, February.

1999 Department of Politics, University of Southampton, February.

1999 Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, February.

1998 University of Kent, Canterbury, November.

1998 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, August.

1998 Maison Française, Oxford, May.

1997 Department of Sociology, University of Reading, January.

1997 Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, February.

1997 Department of Italian, University College London, October.

1995 Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, May

1994 Department of Sociology, University of Padua, March.

1993 Laboratorio Calabrese di Didattica della Storia, Reggio Calabria, May.

1992 Seminar series on “Social movement theory and research methodology", University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, December.

1992 Department of Sociology, Lund University, May.

1990 Department of History, University of Oxford, May.

1990 Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, February

1990 Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh, May

1988 Department of Political Science, University of Genoa.

1984 Department of Sociology, University of Padua.

 

 

 

Altre attività

Editorial roles:

 

1996-2005 European Editor, Mobilization. An International Journal of Theory and Research on Social Movements and Collective Behavior

2009-2012 Advisory Editor, Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements (chief editors: D. Snow, D. della Porta, B. Klandermans, D. McAdam).

2012-present Editorial Board, International Journal of Comparative Sociology.

2012- present Editorial Board Founding Member, Interest Groups and Advocacy.

2011-present International Advisory Board, Revista de Sociologia (Universidad de Chile)

2008-present Advisory Board, Partecipazione e Conflitto.

2005-present Editorial Board, Mobilization

2004-present Editorial Board, Quaderni di Sociologia.

2002-present Editorial Board, Trajectos. Revista de comunicação, cultura e tecnologias da informação

1996-present Advisory Board, Quaderni di Scienza Politica.

2009-2013 International Advisory Board, Irish Journal of Sociology.

2005-2008 Editorial Board, Contemporary Sociology.

2002-2005 Editorial Board, Environmental Politics.

2004-2005 Editorial Board, South European Society and Politics.

1997-2002 International Advisory Board, European Journal of Social Theory.

 

Membership in scientific and professional committees:

2014 Member of the expert panel for the evaluation of research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Czech Republic.

2010-2013 Member of the Board of Directors, INSNA-International Network for Social Network Analysis.

2009-present Associate member, Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California Irvine.

2008-present Co-promoter and coordinator, with Dimitris Christopoulos (Modul University Wien), of the ECPR Standing Group in Political Networks.

2008-present Awards Committee, INSNA-International Network for Social Network Analysis

2005-2008 Scientific Committee, Istituto Carlo Cattaneo, Bologna. 
1997-2003 Coordinator of the Research Network on Social Movements of the European Sociological Association.

 

Referee for scientific journals, including Academy of Management Review, Acta Sociologica, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Sociology, American Political Science Review, American Sociological Review, Annals of Tourism Research, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, British Journal of Sociology, Communication Research, Comparative Political Studies, Current Sociology, Ecology & Society, Environment and Planning A, Environmental Politics, Ethnography, Ethnopolitics, European Journal of Political Research, European Journal of Social Theory, European Management Review, European Political Science Review, European Societies, European Sociological Review, Global Networks, Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, International Social Movement Research, International Sociology, Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Information Science, Methodological Innovations, Mobilization, Modern Italy, New Media and Society, Nonprofit Policy Forum, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Organization & Environment, Papers. Revista de Sociologia, Partecipazione e Conflitto, Poetics, Policy Studies Journal, Polis, Political Psychology, Politics and Religion, Quaderni di Scienza Politica, Quaderni di Sociologia, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, Rationality & Society, Regional and Federal Studies, Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change, Revista de Estudios Politicos, Revista Internacional de Sociologia, Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, Rural Sociology, Scandinavian Political Studies, Social Forces, Social Network Analysis and Mining, Social Networks, Social Problems, Social Psychological Quarterly, Social Science History, Social Science Information, Social Science Quarterly, Social Science Research, Sociological Forum, Sociological Inquiry, Sociological Methods & Research, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Review, Sociological Spectrum, Sociology Compass, South European Society and Politics, Stato e Mercato, Swiss Political Science Review, Theory & Society, West European Politics.

 

Referee for academic publishers, including Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas Madrid, Edinburgh University Press, Feltrinelli, il Mulino, Manchester University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, University of Minnesota Press, Westview Press.

 

Evaluator of research projects and individual profiles on behalf of the European Commission - DGXII, the Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research, the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the National Science Foundation (USA), the European Science Foundation, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Nuffield Foundation, the British Academy, the Austrian Science Fund, the Spanish Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva-ANEP,  Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya-AQU, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), the Czech Science Foundation, the Israel Science Foundation, the Italian Ministry of University-MIUR, the University of Cyprus, and the University of Crete.

 

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