Hello, I am Felipe
I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Politics of the University of Manchester, working as part of the MOBILISE project. I am also finishing my PhD at the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations of the Central European University. My academic interests lie in the fields of social movements, migration, housing policies, as well as multi-methods methodology for the social sciences.
My research tackles questions central to social and political change. At MOBILISE, I research why, when there is discontent, some people protest while others migrate. In my PhD, I am interested in how activists care for each other and how social movement organizations empower oppressed collectives. Within this context, I have done one year of fieldwork in Barcelona, being an engaged observer and interviewing members of the Platform of Those Affected by Mortgages, the biggest housing organization in Spain.
In addition to these two core projects, I work on two other topics. Together with Prof. Dorit Geva, we are exploring the strategies and impact of ultra-conservative and anti-gender movements on EU politics. Moreover, Prof. Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick and I are studying how activists select their targets and which factors play a role in these decisions.