Associate Professor of Political Science, Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna
Manuela Caiani is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Scienze Umane e Sociali at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) of Florence. Her research interests focus on: Europeanization and social movements, right wing extremism in Europe and the USA, political mobilization and the Internet, qualitative methods of social research and political violence& terrorism. She has been involved in several international comparative research projects (FP4, FP5, FP7). She has coordinated research units for individual projects and grants (Marie Curie 2011-13, FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF, n° 252957; Research Grant Jubilaumsfonds, ONB, Oesterreichische National Bank, 2010-2012, project n. 14035; Post-Doctoral TRA Fellowship, START Center, University of Maryland; Funding Award, CNR-Italian Research Council). She has also been invited as a guest speaker and guest professor from more than ten universities in Europe and USA. She has participated as panel organizer and or/paper presenter at the most important political science national and international conferences (among which the ECPR, CES, IPSA, MidWest) and she is a referee of over 20 leading political science and sociology journals and publishers. She published in, among others, the following journals: Mobilization, Acta Politica, European Union Politics, South European Society and Politics, RISP and for the following publishers: Oxford University press, Ashgate, Palgrave.