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Chiara Milan

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow
University of Graz

I am currently Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies (CSEES) of the University of Graz, Austria. I hold a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute. Prior to joining CSEES, I was Research Fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy) and the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies. My research interests include social movements and contentious politics, nationalism, ethnicity, citizenship, migration.

Subjects: Political Science

Biography

I am currently Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz, Austria. I hold a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute. Prior to joining the Centre for Southeast European Studies, I was Research Fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy) and the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies. My research interests include social movements and contentious politics in divided societies, nationalism, ethnicity, citizenship and migration, with a specific focus on Southeastern Europe. On these topics, I have published several articles in international journals and chapters in edited volumes.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    social movements and contentious politics in divided societies, nationalism, ethnicity, citizenship and migration, with a specific focus on Southeastern Europe

Books

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 Featured Title - Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity (Milan) - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies

Refugees at the Gates of the EU: Civic Initiatives and Grassroots Responses to the Refugee Crisis along the Western Balkans Route


Published: Nov 16, 2018 by Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
Authors: Chiara Milan

This article explores the multiple solidarity initiatives organized at the local and transnational level along the Western Balkans route during the 2015–2016 migrant crisis, taking Serbia and Macedonia as case studies. Specifically, the article examines the extent to which emotional resources and discursive opportunities increased the prospects for altruistic mobilization in a context characterized by a low level of grassroots civic activism.

Europe-Asia Studies

Reshaping citizenship through collective action. Performative and Prefigurative Practices in the 2013–2014 Cycle of Contention in Bosnia & Hercegovina


Published: Jul 11, 2017 by Europe-Asia Studies
Authors: Chiara Milan
Subjects: Political Science

The article analyses the strategic practices adopted by social movement actors during the 2013 and 2014 mobilisations in Bosnia Herzegovina by bridging critical citizenship studies with literature on social movements.

Partecipazione e Conflitto

Rising against the thieves. Anti-Corruption Campaigns in South-Eastern Europe


Published: Mar 15, 2017 by Partecipazione e Conflitto
Authors: Chiara Milan
Subjects: Political Science

Since the 2010s, bottom-up anti-corruption mobilizations have broken out in different countries of South-eastern Europe. This article investigates the discursive strategies that movement organizers used to frame their claims and the protestors’ identity in Bosnia Herzegovina in 2014 and Macedonia in 2015 and 2016, appropriating the topic of corruption “from below” to delegitimize the ruling class.