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Dr. Elena Pavan

Former Research Fellow

Elena is a Fellow of the Weizenbaum Institute and collaborates with the research group on Digitalisation and the Transnational Public Sphere. She is currently Senior Research Assistant at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento (Italy). She has a Ph.D. in Sociology (University of Trento 2009) and a Master Degree in communication science (University of Padova, 2004). Her main research interests pertain to the nexus between digital media and social movements particularly in the field of gender-related mobilisations. In her work, she combines network analysis, digital methods and big data approaches to unveil the implications of digital media use in contemporary mobilisation processes. Her work has been published in international journals such as Global Networks, Policy and Society, Mobilization, Social Movement Studies, Information Communication and Society, Social Media+Society.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Fellow

Research Group "Digitalisation and the Transnational Public Sphere"

15 October - 15 December 2020


Relevant Publications

Pavan, Elena (2020) "We are family. The conflict between conservative movements and feminists" in CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN POLITICS, v. 2020, (2020), p. 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/23248823.2020.1744892

Pirro, Andrea Luigi Pio; Pavan, Elena; Fagan, Adam; Gaszi, David (2019), "Close ever, distant never? Integrating protest event and social network approaches into the transformation of the Hungarian far right" in PARTY POLITICS, v. 2019, (2019), p. 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/1354068819863624

Pavan, Elena; Felicetti, Andrea (2019), "Digital Media and Knowledge Production Within Social Movements: Insights From the Transition Movement in Italy" in SOCIAL MEDIA + SOCIETY, v. 2019, n. October-December 2019 (2019), p. 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2056305119889671

Della Porta, Donatella; Pavan, Elena (2018), "The nexus between media, communication, and social movements. Looking back and the way forward" in Graham Meikle (edited by), The Routledge Companion to Media and Actvism., GBR: Routledge, 2018, p. 29-38. - ISBN: 9781138202030.

Pavan, Elena; Mainardi, Arianna (2018), "STRIKING, MARCHING, TWEETING. Studying how online networks change together with move-ments" in PARTECIPAZIONE E CONFLITTO, v. 11, n. 2 (2018), p. 394-422

Pavan, Elena (2017) "The integrative power of online collective action networks beyond protest. Exploring social media use in the process of institutionalization" in SOCIAL MOVEMENT STUDIES, v. 16, n. 4 (2017), p. 433-446. - DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2016.1268956

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