Cristiano Gianolla


Cristiano Gianolla is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra (UC), where he integrates research Research Group on Democracy, Justice and Human Rights. He obtained a PhD in Sociology and Political Science (cum Laude, Coimbra and Rome-Sapienza) by way of a dissertation on Gandhi's democratic theory and a comparative study of emerging political parties in India and Italy. Cristiano is the Principal Investigator of the UNPOP project (FCT, 2021-2025) and PI and WP leader of PROTEMO (HEU, 2024-2026) and of CO3 (HEU, 2024-2027) projects. He was a team member of the ECHOES (H2020, 2018-2021), ALICE (ERC, 2011-2016) and FRANET (2021-2022) projects. He is a co-founding and co-coordinating member of the "Inter-Thematic group on Migrations" and co-coordinates the research programme "Epistemologies of the South" at CES. He is coordinating editor of Alice News, editor of e-cadernos scientific journal and a reviewer for scientific journals. Cristiano co-coordinates the PhD course "Democratic Theories and Institutions" and the MA course "Critical Intercultural Dialogue" at the Faculty of Economics of the UC, where he also teaches on the PhD course "State, Democracy and Legal Pluralism". His publications include authored and organised books, chapters and articles on democratic theory, populism, emotion, narrative, post-colonialism, intercultural dialogue, citizenship and migrations.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Gianolla, Cristiano; Aguiló, Antoni; Sabariego, Jesus (2024), "E-motions and participation in technopopulist Movement-parties. Enthusiasm and technopolitical disillusion", Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research

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Book Chapter

Gianolla, Cristiano (2024), Critical Intercultural Dialogue, in Peter Adey, Weiqiang Lin, Kaya Barry (org.), Encyclopedia of Mobilities. Cheltenham: Elgar Edward

Book Chapter

Gianolla, Cristiano (2024), Demagogy, in Alessandro Nai, Max Grömping, and Dominique S. Wirz (org.), Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Cheltenham: Elgar Edward