Pietro Castelli Gattinara is research fellow in political science and sociology at the Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence. He is currently involved in a comparative research project studying the consequences of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks on public debates in Europe, focusing on deliberation and polarization processes in the public sphere in the aftermaths of critical junctures. In the previous years he worked on the dynamics of extreme right mobilization in Italy and France, on the local polics of migration, and on the framing of contested issues in electoral campaigning. After obtaining his PhD at the European University Institute, with a dissertation on party competition on migration in Italy, he joined the department of Politics of the University of Leicester, where he worked on governmental responsiveness to public opinion and protest, and on the political participation of migrants. In the previous years, in 2013 and 2014 he was teaching fellow of comparative and European politics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Sciences-Po Paris and at the Euro-American Campus of Sciences-Po in Reims. From 2015, he has been teaching minority politics and far right politics at Monash University, Prato. He is a member of the ECPR standing group on Extremism and Democracy. His most recent publications include: The politics of migration in Italy, Abingdon: Routledge, 2006, and 5. “Neo-fascist mobilization in contemporary Italy Ideology and repertoire of action of CasaPound Italia” (with Caterina Froio). Journal for deradicalization, Vol. 2 (1), pp. 86-118, 2015.
Research interests: Extreme right politics, Migration politics, political communication
The Politics of Migration in Italy: Perspectives on local debates and party competition . Abingdon and New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2016.
Fascisti di un altro millennio? Crisi e partecipazione in CasaPound Italia (with Matteo Albanese, Giorgia Bulli and Caterina Froio). Roma/Acireale: Bonanno Editore, 2015.
“The politicization and securitization of migration in Europe: Public opinion, political parties and the immigration issue” (with Laura Morales), in P. Bourbeau (ed), Handbook on Migration and Security, Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2016.
“Tra vecchie e nuove identità. L’estrema destra in movimento” (with Giorgia Bulli), in L. Altieri e L. Raffini (eds), La Nuova Politica. Movimenti, Mobilitazioni e Conflitti in Italia, Napoli: EdiSes, 2013.
5. “Neo-fascist mobilization in contemporary Italy Ideology and repertoire of action of CasaPound Italia” (with Caterina Froio). Journal for deradicalization, Vol. 2 (1), pp. 86-118, 2015
6. “Identity Building and Action Repertoires in CasaPound: Discourses, Symbols and Practices of Violence” (with Caterina Froio). International Journal of Conflict and Violence Vol. 8 (1), pp. 154-170, 2014.
7. “Opposition in the EU and Opposition to the EU: soft and hard Euroscepticism in the time of austerity”. Research Paper: European Parliament (IED), 2014.
8. “The appeal of Neo-Fascism in times of crisis: the experience of CasaPound Italia” (with Caterina Froio and Matteo Albanese). Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies, Vol. 2 (2), pp. 234–258, 2013.