Lorenzo Cini is a Research Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) of Pisa, where he is also a member of COSMOS (Center on Social Movement Studies). He held a PhD degree in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute (EUI) of Florence, carrying out his dissertation thesis on the recent student protests in England and Italy. On this topic, Lorenzo Cini also published several chapters in edited volumes (for Brill and Routledge) and articles in peer review journals (Current Sociology, Social Movement Studies, Italian Review of Political Science, Anthropological Theory, and PACO). A new book, titled Contesting Higher Education Student Movements against Neoliberal Universities (Cambridge University Press), co-authored with Donatella della Porta and Cesar Guzman Concha, is also forthcoming.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Social movement studies, political sociology, political economy, labour relations, and critical theories of capitalism