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 obtained my PhD summa cum laude from the Central European University and my dissertation won the Outstanding Dissertation Award of the Doctoral School of Political Sciences, Public Policy and International Relations. My academic interests lie in the fields of social movements and protests, 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. Another project of mine is interested in how activists care for each other and how organizations empower oppressed collectives. 

I am currently working on other two projects. Together with Erica Chenoweth, Jeremy Pressman, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, and Jay Ulfelder we are studying new tactics of collective action and dissent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, Dorit Geva and I are exploring the strategies and impact of ultra-conservative populist movements on EU politics. 

I have appeared in numerous media outlets (BBC World News, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, El País, El Diario among others). If you would like to invite me to speak about social movements and protests, feel free to contact me.

If you want to reach me, you can write me an email, visit my Google Scholar page, connect with me on LinkedIn and follow me on Twitter.