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Conference "Researching Social Movements : Methodological, Ethical, and Political Challenges"

1er juillet : 14h15 - 2 juillet : 18h00, à l’ENS de Lyon, site Monod, salle Condorcet



    Tiago Carvalho (CIES-Iscte) and Luisa Rossini (ICS-ULisboa)
  • 14:30 - 16:30 PANEL 1. Issues with positionality
    Chair : Peter Gardner (University of York)
    • Lilian Mathieu (CNRS, ENS Lyon), “Whose side are you on ?” When being a movement sympathizer does not necessarily help research
    • Kyle Matthews (Victoria University of Wellington), “‘Getting in Trouble’ in Social Movement Ethnographies : Crossing the line in police-activist negotiations and what it reveals about activist-police relations”
    • Giuseppe Lipari (Scuola Normale Superiore Firenze), “Inquiring student agency in secondary education : key challenges for an exploratory research”
    • Anna Zhelnina (Utrecht University), “Fragmented and polarized civil society claims : how to study opposing social movements ?”
  • 16:30 - 17:00 COFFEE BREAK
  • 17:00 - 19:00 PANEL 2 Calling into question the researcher/researched boundary
    Chair : Felipe Gonzalez Santos (University of London)
    • Peter Gardner (University of York), “Are you with us ? : Uncomfortable reflexivity and the materiality of positionality in social movement research”
    • Lazaro Bacallao-Pino (Universidad de Salamanca), “In the eye of the beholder:Particularities of social movements and derived methodological challenges in researching them”
    • Davide Grasso (Iméra Aix-en-Provence, EHESS Marseille), “Do politically motivated researchers need to praise existing activists or social movements ?”
    • Federica Stagni (Scuola Normale Superiore Firenze), “Navigating Doubt : Intersectionality, Activism, and Research Challenges in the Academic Landscape”
  • 19:00 - 19:15 FIRST DAY’S CLOSING WORDS

2nd JULY

  • 9:00 - 11:00 PANEL 3. Doing risky business : advancing knowledge without endangering activists (or oneself)
    Chair : Anna Zhelnina (Utrecht University)
    • Katharina Fritsch (Cesdip-CNRS), “States of emergencies and protest (self-)governing”
    • Richard Duke (University of Glasgow), “Navigating the Ethical Dilemma : Methodological Challenges in Researching Leaderless Movements, a Case Study of Black Lives Matter UK”
      **- Viktoria Lavriniuk (EmLyon Business School), “Women’s collective agency mobilization for disrupting institutions amid state-sponsored violence”
    • Hande Dönmez (Scuola Normale Superiore), “Research in motion : Analytical shifts and knowledge co-production during critical events”
  • 11:00 - 11:15 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:15 - 12:45 PANEL 4 Deconstructing social movements’ scholars categories of thought
    Chair : Hande Dönmez (Scuola Normale Superiore)
    • Dominika V. Polanska (Södertörn University Stockholm), Michaela Pixová (Charles University Prague) and Luca S. Bródy (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, HUN-REN KRTK, Budapest), ”Conceptualizing civil societies in and beyond post-socialist contexts”
    • Willemijn Born (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), “Studying post-soviet nonviolent resistance movements”
    • Rubén Díez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), “Researching Youth Liberal-Conservative Activism in Spain : Between Student Organizations and Political Parties”
  • 12:45 - 15:00 LUNCH BREAK - NETWORKING
  • 15:00 - 17:00 PANEL 5 The social movements’ scholar toolkit : tool-making and tool-selection
    Chair : Kyle Matthews (Victoria University of Wellington)
    • Gomer Betancor (UNED Madrid) and Miguel A. Martinez (Uppsala University), “Revealing Submerged Networks of Social Movements Through Combined Databases”
    • Matthias Hoffmann (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca), Dan Mercea (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca and University of London), Felipe G. Santos (Babeș-Bolyai University), “Methodological Insights in Constructing a Protest Event Database : Comparing Different Selections of Sources, Dictionaries, and
    • Alper Cakir (Charles University Prague), “Bringing Together Structuralist and Social Constructivist Perspectives ? Potentials and Limitations of Studying the Perception of Performances with Repertoires of Contention”
    • Emanuele Amo (Aberystwyth University), “Investigating the Slow Food-Place Relation : an empirical study of dairy communities in Abruzzo”
  • 17:00 - 17:15 COFFEE BREAK
  • 17:15 - 18:00 CLOSING WORDS

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Organizing comittee

  • Guya Accornero (ISCTE, University Institute of Lisbon)
  • Marco Allegra (ICS, University Institute of Lisbon)
  • Tiago Carvalho (CIES-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon)
  • Gabriele D’Adda (University of Catania)
  • Montserrat Emperador Badimon (Triangle, Université Lumière Lyon 2)
  • Pierre Monforte (University of Leicester)
  • Luisa Rossini (ICS, University Institute of Lisbon)
  • Lucia Valdivia (Centre Max Weber, Université Lumière Lyon 2)


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