Caterina Froio (PhD EUI, 2015) is assistant professor in Political Science/e-Politics at Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE). Her research and teaching focus on the relationship between citizens and elites in contemporary democracies with special attention to political parties, protest politics, digital media, right-wing extremism & populism. Caterina is an affiliate researcher at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-Rex), University of Oslo (since 2017), co-convenor of the ECPR standing group on Extremism and Democracy (since 2018) and editor of the homonymous Routledge series (since 2019).
Before joining Sciences Po, she held research and teaching positions at the University of Colorado at Boulder (Department of Political Science), the University of Oxford (Oxford Internet Institute) and the Catholic University of Lille (European School of Political and Social Sciences).
Caterina is currently working on two projects:
- WHAT DO THE PEOPLE WANT? ANALYSING ONLINE POPULIST CHALLENGES TO EUROPE (funded by the Volkswagen foundation in partnership with the Oxford Internet Institute and GESIS). The project examines how (digital) media exposure shapes political behaviour, notably support for far-right parties and nativist worldviews.
- FROM THE BALLOTS TO THE STREETS: FAR RIGHT PROTEST MOBILIZATION IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES (funded by a SAB grant- Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques). The project explores the drivers and consequences of far-right mobilization in the aftermaths of the 2008 Great Recession.
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Her publications are available on Researchgate
Political conflict ; Political parties ; Political participation and social movements ; Digital media ; Right-wing extremism, radicalism and populism