Anna Lavizzari

Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, leading and working on her project GRACE – Gender, resilience and activism in crisis Europe. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, where she is still affiliated with the leading research institute on social movement research in Europe, COSMOS. She gained a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Kent (United Kingdom), with a thesis focused on anti-gender campaigns in Italy (2017). Her research agenda focuses on issues of political participation and behavior with a notable attention to gender dynamics and protest politics. It aims to explore how gender dynamics play a role in the way protests unfold, social movements build their strategies, claims and alliances while assessing the political, cultural, and biographical impact of social movement activities on gender politics and policies. Her work has been published in multidisciplinary international journals (e.g. American Behavorial Scientist, European Societies, Politics, Social Movement Studies) and her first single-authored monograph is Protesting Gender: The LGBTIQ Movement and its Opponents in Italy (Routledge, 2020). SHe has participated in several international projects (e.g. EU H2020 EURYKA) and is currently a researcher in the Horizon Europe FIERCE – Feminist movements revitalizing democracy in Europe. Finally, she is a member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR) of the Council of Europe – European Commission and has been involved as a research consultant through projects mandated by several civil society organisations (e.g. IGLYO, the Friedrich- Ebert Stiftung, Open Society Foundations).