Pietro Castelli Gattinara

Postdoctoral fellow at C-REX, University of Oslo

University of Oslo, Centre for Research on Extremism

Pietro Castelli Gattinara is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo. His research interests include party competition and political participation in a comparative perspective, with a special focus on the study of migration, public debates and the far right.

He holds a Master of Research and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences (2014) from the European University Institute, where he discussed a thesis on local politics and party competition on migration. Since 2018, he organizes the Summer School on Concepts and Methods to study far-right politics of the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy. He is country expert for the European Journal of Political Research and for the Right-wing terrorism in Western Europe project.

He is currently working in two main projects. FARPE (funded by the University of Oslo in partnership with Sciences Po, CEE and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence) studies far-right social movements in the aftermaths of the 2008 Great Recession. Since 2020, he collaborates with ANTI-MIG (Funded by the Research Council of Norway, in cooperation with the Peace Research Institute Oslo PRIO) examining transnational diffusion (both online and offline) of anti-immigration movements in Europe. From 2021, he will join the CEE as Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow.

He is proficient in both quantitative and qualitative methods, and publishes in English, French and Italian. His work appeared in a number of international peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. He is the author of the monograph The politics of migration in Italy (Routledge, 2016), and co-author of Discursive Critical Junctures (OUP, in press) and CasaPound Italia: Contemporary Extreme Right Politics (Routledge, 2020).

Research interests

  • Migration
  • Political participation
  • Far-right politics
  • Party competition

Selected publications

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