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Manuela Caiani is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Scuola Normale Superiore  (Florence, Italy) and affiliated scholar at the Cosmos Center for Social Movement Studies (SNS). She received the national Italian Abilitazione for full professorship in Political Science; and in Political Sociology, in 2017.

Her research focuses on social movements and Europeanization; far right politics; extremism online; right wing and left wing populism; movement-parties; qualitative methods of social research. She is Convenor of the Standing Group ‘Political Participation and Social Movements’ of the Italian Association for Political Science (SISP) and Coordinator of the Master in Political Science and Sociology of the Scuola Normale Superiore. She is Co-director of the International Observatory on Social Cohesion and Inclusion - OCIS.

She has directed and collaborated in various international projects (Horizon projects including AUTHLIB project; Volskwagen Stiftung; Europe for Citizens Program; FP4, FP5, FP7; PRIN; Marie Curie; Research Grant Jubilaumsfonds, ONB; Doctoral TRA Fellowship, START Center, 2009, University of Maryland). She published in, among others, the following journals: Social Movement Studies, EJPR, Mobilization, Acta Politica, West European Politics, Government and Opposition; European Union Politics, South European Society and Politics, RISP and for the following publishers: Oxford University press, Ashgate, Palgrave, Routledge.

Manuela Caiani's Books Include:

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