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Teaching Experience

Manuela Caiani received her Italian License for Full Professorship in Political Science in 2017. She currently works as an Associate Professor in Political Science at the Scuola Normale Superiore and associated faculty at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna, in addition to teaching numerous guest lectures and supervising students at the PhD, graduate, and undergraduate levels.

Courses

Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence) - Semester courses on: Comparative European politics; Europeanization; Qualitative methods for social research; Populism and radical right politics; Research design in Comparative politics; Methodological Practices in Social Movement Studies, Movement-Parties Politics (Since 2015)

Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence) - Crash courses on "Visual and musicological analysis”, "Social network analysis” (since 2020) 

University of Trento, School of International Studies - Course on Qualitative Research Methods, Phd program in International Studies (Jan 2019)

University of Trento, School of International Studies - Course on Qualitative Research Methods in International Studies, Phd program in International Studies (Nov-Dec.  2018)

University of Trento, School of International Studies - Course on Qualitative Research Methods in international Studies, Phd program in International Studies (Nov-Dec.  2016)

Brno University (Czech Republic) - Course on Europeanization from Below: European integration and civil society (Fall 2016)

European Commission (Brussels) - Course on Qualitative Methods in Social Research, for the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) (June 29-July 1)

 

University of Trento, School of International Studies - Course on Qualitative Research Methods in international Studies, Phd programs in International Studies (Winter I 2016)

 

Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence) - Course on Methodological Practices in Social Movement Studies (Fall 2015)

Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Dept. of Political Science (Vienna) - Semester courses on Qualitative Methods for Social Research; Europeanization; Comparative European Politics (2009-2015)

 

Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Dept. of Political Science (Vienna) - Course on Qualitative Methods (Fall 2013)

Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Dept. of Political Science (Vienna) - Course on Qualitative Methods (Spring 2011)


University of Florence, PhD program in Sociology (Florence, Italy) - Teaching Assistant for ‘The Europeanisation of Contentious Politics’ (June 2008)

University of Florence, PhD program in Sociology (Florence, Italy) - Teaching Assistant for ‘A European Civil Society? Networks and Mobilisation of Social Movements in Europe’ within the course ‘Sociology of Europe’ (April 2008)

Guest Lectures and Seminars

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Centre TransCrime, International PhD in Criminology (Milan) - Seminar on Causes of Populist Radicalization (May 29, 2018)


European University Institute (Fiesole) - Seminar, ‘Populism in Europe’ (May 3, 2018)

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Centre TransCrime, International PhD in Criminology (Milan) - Seminar on The Causes of violent radicalization and social movements (May 2-3, 2016)

Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Dept. of Political Science (Vienna) - Semester courses on Qualitative Methods for Social Research; Europeanization; Comparative European Politics (2009-2015)

 

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Centre TransCrime, International PhD in Criminology (Milan) - Lecture on ‘The causes of violent radicalization leading to terrorism’ (May 8, 2014)


Luiss University (Rome) - Seminar on ‘Il Web Nero: organizzazioni di estrema destra e politica online’ (December 11, 2013)

 

University of Siena (Siena) - Lecture on ‘European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet’ (December 10, 2013)

Gothenburg University Centre for Social Movement Research (Gothenburg) - Lecture on ‘Studying the extreme right through the lens of social movement theory’  (December 4, 2013)


University of Pisa (Pisa) - Lecture on ‘European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet’ (November 25, 2013)

 

European University Institute, ECPR Summer School (Fiesole) - Seminar on ‘Social Network Analysis and Social Movement Research’ (September 19, 2013)

 

European University Institute (Fiesole) - Methodological Seminar on “Social Network Analysis: How and When in Social Movement Research” (April 18, 2013)

 

University of Mannheim, MZES, Center for European Social Research (Germany) - Lecture on ‘Extreme right movements and online politics’ (April 21, 2013)

University of Siena, Jean Blondel Lecture Series (Siena) - Lecture on ‘Extreme right organizations and the European Union: frames and discourses of right wing actors in Italy and Germany’ (October 26, 2010)

University of Brno, CVNS Summer School (Czech Republic) - Seminar on ‘Current Themes in the Research of the Non-profit Sector and Civil Society in Europe’ (August 30-September 4, 2010)

RAND Corporation and DHS Science and Technology Directorate (Washington DC, USA) - Seminar at the ‘Case Study Methodologies Workshop’ (April 2009)

SUM-Istituto di Scienze Umane, PhD program in Political Science (Florence, Italy) - Seminar on ‘How to Build a Codebook’ (February 2008)

SUM-Istituto di Scienze Umane, PhD program in Political Science (Florence, Italy) -Seminar on ‘The Analysis of Documents: Frame Analysis and Claim-making Analysis’ (December 2007)

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