Hello, I am Felipe
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology of the City, University of London, working as part of the ProDem project. I obtained my Ph.D. summa cum laude from the Central European University and the research I have done in my dissertation has won the Young Scholar Award 2021 of the European Sociological Association, as well as the Outstanding Dissertation Award of the Doctoral School of Political Sciences, Public Policy and International Relations. My academic interests lie in the field of political participation, including social movements and protests, as well as political parties and their voters.
My research tackles questions central to social and political change from three angles. I am interested in how activists care for each other and how social movement organizations empower oppressed collectives. Moreover, at ProDem, I research how social movements and movement parties together with a realignment of citizens’ values and attitudes have affected democratic quality in six EU countries. Finally, I also study the ideology and tactics of far-right movements and parties.
My work has appeared in numerous media outlets, including BBC World News, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, El País, and El Diario among others.