Alberta Giorgi

Researcher in Sociology, University of Bergamo; Associated researcher – Groupe Societés, Religions, Laïcités (CNSR-EPHE, Paris); POLICREDOS (Religions in public Space, CES, Coimbra), CRAFT – Contemporary Religions and Faiths in Transition (University of Torino). Board member ESA-Political Sociology; Partecipazione e Conflitto journal; scientific committee/ book series Gendering the Study of Religion in the Social Science, Routledge….

Teresa Toldy

Teresa Maria Leal de Assunção Martinho Toldy, is Professor at the Fernando Pessoa University and Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (University of Coimbra) where she coordinates, together with Tiago Pires Marques, POLICREDOS Observatory (Religion in Public Space). Title of the keynote speech: “Gender and Religion in a country without populism – the case…

Carlo Ruzza

Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Trento, ESA Political Sociology board, ECPR standing group Political Sociology (advisor), editor of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology. Professor Ruzza extensively worked on the changes in modes of political participation and in the related theoretical aspects. His research focuses particularly on the interaction between civil…

Manuela Caiani

Associate Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) of Florence. Title of the keynote speech: “Muslims in the West and the rise of the new populists: the case of Italy”. Her research interests focus on: Populism, the Radical Right, Social movements and Europeanization, Qualitative methods of social…

Massimo Prearo

Massimo Prearo, lecturer at the University of Verona, scientific director of PoliTeSse / Politiche e Teorie della Sessualità. Current research project: the political participation of anti-gender movement(s) in Italy. Massimo’s website.

Ov Cristian Norocel

Associate Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, University of Lund; ESA-Political Sociology board. Title of the keynote speech: “Gender and Religion in Right-wing Populist Social Media”. Current research project: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie (INWELCHAV) project intends to provide insight into this conceptual distinction of ”other”, which is seldom mentioned in studies on populism and welfare. Joining the…