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BOSI Lorenzo

BOSI Lorenzo
Ricercatore a tempo determinato
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Lorenzo Bosi is Assistant Professor (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato) in Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore. He has received his Ph.D. in politics from Queen’s University, Belfast, in 2005 and is the past recipient of the ECRC (University of Kent), Jean Monnet and Marie Curie (EUI) post-doctorate fellowships. He is a political sociologist pursuing comparative analysis into the cross-disciplinary fields of social movements and political violence. He has directed and collaborated on a number of national and international research projects on topics relating to social movements, political violence, and political participation. Since 2014, he is also part of the editorial boards of the academic journals Mobilization and Partecipazione e Conflitto – Participation and Conflict. He is one of the two chairs of the Social Movements SN at the European Sociological Association (ESA).

5 Most recent publications (already published, HARVARD Reference Style):

  • Lorenzo Bosi and Gianluca DeFazio. 2017. The Troubles: Northern Ireland and Theories of Social Movements. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Lorenzo Bosi. 2016. Vite di lotta armata. Storie di attivismo nella Provisional IRA. Roma: Carocci.
  • Lorenzo Bosi, Marco Giugni and Katrin Uba. 2016. The Consequences of Social Movements: Policies, People and Institutions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lorenzo Bosi, Niall O’Dochartaigh and Dr. Daniela Pisoiu. 2015. Political Violence in Context. Time, Space and Milieu. ECPR PRESS.
  • Eitan Alimi, Chares Demetriou and Lorenzo Bosi. 2015. The Dynamics of Radicalization. A Relational and Comparative Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.

5 Relevant previous projects:

  • “Armed Groups Shifting Forms of Political Violence: a Socio-Spatial Relational Approach”, Internal SNS grant
  • “Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities”, EURYKA, H2020 (http://www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/euryka/home/)
  • “Living with Hard Times: How European Citizens Deal with Economic Crises and Their Social and Political Consequences”, LIVEWHAT, FP7th (http://www.livewhat.unige.ch)
  • CCC, ESF and EUI funded project (http://www.protestsurvey.eu)
  • Cycles of political violence, Marie Curie Fellow (FP7-PEOPLE-2008-IEF).


  • Social Movements
  • Political Violence
  • Political Sociology
  • Historical Sociology