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BOSI Lorenzo

BOSI Lorenzo
Professore Associato
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Lorenzo Bosi, since 2017, is Senior Assistant Professor (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato) in Political 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  Participation and Conflict. Since 2019, he is Director’s delgate for SNS at the SAR Italia and Università per la Pace networks.

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

  • Lorenzo Bosi and Lorenzo Zamponi. 2020. “Paths toward the Same Form of Collective Action: Direct Social Action in Times of Crisis in Italy” Social Forces.
  • Lorenzo Bosi e Lorenzo Zamponi. 2019. Resistere alla Crisi. I percorsi dell’azione sociale diretta. Il Mulino, Bologna.
  • Lorenzo Bosi and Gianluca DeFazio (eds.). 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 (eds.). 2016. The Consequences of Social Movements: Policies, People and Institutions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Current Relevant 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/)


Lorenzo Bosi is open to supervising empirically-oriented research in areas related to:

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


  • Stella Christou
  • Eleonora Desiata
  • Alessandra Lo Piccolo
  • Mons Robert Lundstedt
  • Carla Mannino
  • Larissa Meier
  • Tobias Reinhardt
  • Galina Selinova