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Alice Mattoni

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 15PublicationsNumber of items in Alice's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 44Followers

Research interests

precarious workers and employmentalternative mediapolitical communicationsocial movements


I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Sociology Department, University of Pittsburgh. There, I teach an undergraduate course on social movements and continue my research on activist media practices. I am also a member of the research group “New Media and Politics” based at the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo, Bologna. I graduated in Communication Science (Mass Communication) at the University of Padua (Italy). I have a Master of Research and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, where I discussed my thesis on 16 October 2009. I am one of the co-convenor of the Standing Group "Participation and Mobilization" at the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) and I am one of the co-editors of Interface, a journal for and about social movements. I am also a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) and the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

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Publications (5)

  • Cultures of Participation and Social Movements

    • della Porta D
    • Mattoni A
  • Media Practices and Protest Politics. How Precarious Workers Mobilise

    • Mattoni A
  • Mediation and Social Movements

    • Cammaerts B
    • Mattoni A
    • McCurdy (eds) P
  • Editorial. Voices of dissent: activists' engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media

    • Mattoni A
    • Berdnikovs A
    • Ardizzoni M
    • et al.
  • The Contentious Field of Precarious Work In Italy. Political Actors, Strategies and Coalition Building

    • Choi H
    • Mattoni A

Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Pittsburgh

January 2011 - Present


Interface, a journal for and about social movements

November 2009 - Present

Lecturer in Italian Politics

Elon University Abroad Programme in Florence

August 2010 - November 2010(3 months)


Marist College / Lorendo de' Medici Campus

September 2008 - May 2010(2 years)


PhD in Social and Political Sciences

European University Institute

September 2004 - October 2009(5 years)

Master of Research in Social and Political Science

European University Institute

September 2004 - July 2005(10 months)

Laurea (B.A. + M.A.) in Communication Sciences

Università degli Studi di Padova - University of Padua

September 1998 - June 2005(7 years)