Research Team

Elena Pavan – Principal Investigator

elena.pavan [at] sns.it

Elena is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore. She holds a degree in Communication Sciences (University of Padova, Italy, 2004) and a PhD in Sociology (University of Trento, 2009). She developed her expertise in the study and the use of social network analysis in various field of research (from supra national governance political processes to human-computer interaction) and in conjunction with other analytical techniques, such as lexicon-content analysis. Her most recent research interests pertain to the relationships between collective action/political participation and social media use. Within this area, she is working interdisciplinary to combine technical and social knowledges into the study of socio-technical systems and is employing network analysis techniques and tools. She recently published in international journals and in relevant Italian journals. Her PhD dissertation on Internet governance and multistakeholderism has been released in January 2012 as a book for Lexington Publications.

Andrea Felicetti – Research Collaborator

andrea.felicetti [at] sns.it

Andrea is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS), Institute for Humanities and Social Science, Scuola Normale Superiore. In 2014, he earned his PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University. During his PhD research he worked as a member of the Center for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance under the supervision of Prof. John Dryzek. Andrea has worked as a Research Assistant (Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia), Hoover Postdoctoral Fellow (Hoover Chair of Social and Economic Ethics, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Lille 3, France), and Research Associate (European University Institute, Italy). He has published in several international academic journals. His academic interests are deliberative democracy including public deliberation and governance, democratic theory, social movements, environmental politics, and history of participatory practices.

Arianna Rubi Mainardi – Research Collaborator

arianna.mainardi [at] sns.it

Arianna Mainardi is a Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, involved in the project “MAKERS – Movements as knowledge producers in the digital age”. She investigates movements as spaces for knowledge production and learning and the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within collective action dynamics. She holds a PhD in Information Society at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the Centre d’Analyses et d’Intervention Sociologique (CADIS), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). She has published on political activism and gender issues, girls’ digital culture, youth and digital media consumption.