Leonidas Oikonomakis holds a Ph.d in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI), and is currently a researcher of the Center on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS) at the Scuola Normale Superiore. His research and teaching focuses on Latin American politics, social movements, autonomy, revolutions and electoral politics. He is also a rapper with hip-hop formation Social Waste, and a member of the editorial collective of ROAR Magazine.
Most recent publications:
- 2015 Francis Patrick O'Connor and Leonidas Oikonomakis (2015) Pre-conflict Mobilization Strategies and Urban-Rural Transition: The Cases of the PKK and the FLN/EZLN. Mobilization: An International Quarterly: September 2015, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 379-399. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17813/1086-671X-20-3-379
- 2014 Oikonomakis, L. and F. Espinoza, 2014. “Bolivia’s MAS and its actual relation with the movements that brought it to state power.” In Becker, Stahler-Sholk, and Vanden, 2014. Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Peer-reviewed publication of the Latin American Perspectives journal.
- 2014 Oikonomakis, L. and J. Roos, 2014. “They don’t represent us. The Global Resonance of the Real Democracy Movement from the Indignados to Occupy.” In Della Porta, D. and A. Matoni, 2014. The transnational diffusion of protest from the Indignados to Occupy Wall Street. ECPR Press.
- 2016 Oikonomakis, L. and J. Roos, 2016. “From Diffusion to Resonance. How the Global Movement for Real Democracy spread across borders.” In Dufour, Ancelovici, and Nez, 2016. Street Politics in the Age of Austerity. Amsterdam University Press.
Relevant previous projects:
Mobilizing For Democracy (M4D)
- Latin American politics
- Social Movements
- Electoral politics