Home » Departments and Centres » Political and Social Sciences » People » Fellows » Research Fellows 2019-2020

Research Fellows 2019-2020

Altiparmakis

Agryrios ALTIPARMAKIS 

Associated Project: SOLID

Short Bio: Argyrios Altiparmakis’ PhD (June 2019) thesis focuses on the interactions between contentious and institutional politics in Greece during the years of the bailout. He previously studied political science at the LSE and applied maths and physics at the Athens Polytechnic.

Research Themes: His current research focuses on political conflict, contentious politics and personalized politics.

Period of Stay: July 2019 - June 2020

Tel.  [+39] 055 4685 419 (Int. 2419)

Office: SF-029, Villa Sanfelice

 

 
Abel Bojar

Abel BOJAR

Short Bio: Abel Bojar holds a Ph.D. from the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he defended his thesis in 2014. 

Research Themes: His research investigates the political economy of the public budget in European democracies and focuses on various aspects of party politics and electoral dynamics.

Period of stay: February 2017 - June 2019

Tel.: [+39] 055 4685 471 (Int. 2471)

Email: [email protected] 

Office: BF 260, Badia Fiesolana

 
Raffaele Grotti

Raffaele GROTTI

Associated Project: CRITEVENTS

Short Bio: Raffaele Grotti received his PhD in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento in 2016. Between 2016 and 2018 he was Research Fellow in the project FamIne (Families of Inequalities) at the University of Trento and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. During his PhD he has been a visiting scholar at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Since 2011 he has contributed to several international comparative projects dealing with socio-economic inequalities and labour market and family dynamics. Raffaele is also member of the Centre for Social Inequality Studies (CSIS), University of Trento.

Research Themes: Raffaele’s main research interests include social and economic inequalities, income trajectories, family and labour market dynamics and welfare studies in comparative perspective. His other interests include quantitative methods and Stata programming.

Period of stay: November 2018 - October 2020

Tel.: [+39] 055 4685 256 (Int. 2256)

Email: [email protected] 

Office: BF-177, Badia Fiesolana

 

 
Oana, Ioana Elena

Ioana-Elena OANA

Associated Project: SOLID

Short bio: Ioana-Elena Oana obtained her Ph.D. in Comparative Politics at Central European University, Budapest, where she studied policy and agenda responsiveness to collective mobilization in European democracies. During her Ph.D. she was also involved in the POLPART ERC project for which she conducted survey experimental and focus group data collection and analysis on political participation. Besides political participation, representation, and behavior, her research interests also include research methodology. She is the main developer of the R package SetMethods, one of the main software tools for conducting QCA, and has extensive experience in teaching R, research design, and QCA at various methods schools and universities (ECPR Methods Schools, University of Exeter, Lund University, Antwerp Management School, etc.). 

Research Themes: Her current work in the framework of the POLCON and SOLID projects focuses on developing automated solutions for protest event analysis. 

Period of Stay: May 2019 - July 2020

Tel.  [+39] 055 4685 477 (Int. 2477)

Email: tbc

Office: BF-260

 

Giampiero PASSARETTA

Associated Project: Technequality

Short bio: Giampiero Passaretta obtained a PhD in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento (Italy) in 2017. From 2017 to 2019 he was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), where he contributed to a large comparative H2020 project (ISOTIS) concerned with inequalities in educational achievements. In 2018, he was awarded for the best doctoral dissertation from the Department of Sociology at the University of Trento. He is a member of the Centre for Social Inequality Studies (CSIS) at the University of Trento and the Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRICC) at the Trinity College Dublin.

Research Themes: His research interests include education and labour market inequalities, comparative sociology and quantitative methods of data analysis. Giampiero’s current research focuses on the causal effect of schooling on social inequality in educational achievements in a comparative and longitudinal perspective. 

Period of Stay: Sept 2019 - Aug 2021

Tel.:  [+39] 055 4685 627 (Int. 2627)

Email: [email protected]

Office: BF-200, Badia Fiesolana

 
Heta-Pöyliö-11

Heta PÖYLIÖ

Associated Project: Technequality

Short bio: Heta Pöyliö received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Turku in August 2019. Before joining this project she worked as a Project Researcher in the INDIRECT (Intergenerational Cumulative Disadvantage and Resource Compensation) project at the University of Turku. Her PhD studied the relationships between institutions and intergenerational socioeconomic inequalities. During her Ph.D. Heta was a visiting researcher at the Stanford University as part of the Fulbright programme. She also holds a Master’s degree in Global and International Social Policy (University of Sheffield).

Research Themes: Heta’s main research interests focus on the intergenerational inequalities, particularly in education and labour market. Her research often takes on comparative approach, and applies a micro-macro aspect in studying the complex associations of social stratification, welfare state arrangements and inequalities. 

Period of Stay: Sept 2019 - Aug 2021

Tel.  [+39] 055 4685 492 (Int. 2492)

Email: [email protected]

Office: BF-200, Badia Fiesolana

 
Roescu

Andra ROESCU

Associated Project: Welfare State Futures

Short Bio: Andra Roescu has a PhD in political science from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest. She was previously a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton.

Her research interests concern the effects of institutions and political competition on attitudes, political behaviour and policy responsiveness, with a focus on welfare and health care policies. 

Period of Stay: Sept 2019 - Mar 2021

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 405 (Int. 2405)

Email: [email protected]

Office: SF-014, Villa Sanfelice

 
Juri Viehoff

Juri VIEHOFF

Short Bio: Juri Viehoff joined EUSOL as a research fellow in January 2019. He is also a permanent lecturer in political theory at the University of Manchester (on leave). In his PhD dissertation (Oxford, 2014), he investigated questions of distributive justice, equality and legitimacy in the European Union. More recently, he spent four years at the University of Zurich’s department of philosophy conducting a Swiss-National-Science Foundation funded postdoctoral research project on the morality of risk imposition and market transactions. During his time in Florence and at EUSOL he intends to complete a book manuscript that philosophically defends enhanced economic equality amongst European citizens as a substantive goal of the European Union. For a study of the ideal of equality of opportunity in the European context, see: ‘Equal Opportunity in Common Markets’, (Journal of Common Market Studies, 2019). For a recent piece that applies normative thinking to a particular aspect of European integration, see: ‘Eurozone Justice’ (Journal of Political Philosophy, 2018

Research Themes: Moral and political philosophy

Period of stay: January - Deember 2019

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 912 (Int. 2912)

Email: [email protected] 

Office: SF-011, Villa Sanfelice

 
 

 

Page last updated on 16 October 2019