Who is an Activist - International Workshop in Zagreb, June 13



Who is an Activist? Biographical and Transformative Effects of Protest

June 13, 2018

Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb



9.00 – 9.15       Overview of the Programme, Paul Stubbs & Danijela Dolenec

9.15 – 10.45     1st session: New and Old Political Actors

Chair: Danijela Dolenec, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb

Fernandes, Tiago, Araujo, Claudia and Santos Isabel (Universidad Nova de Lisboa): „Protest Actors and Actors Profiles in Contemporary Portugal 2006- 2013“

Andy Eric Castillo Patton (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) „Waves of Change: 15M Legacy in Spanish Activists“

Tiedemann, Norma (University of Kassel) „New Municipalisms – democratic ruptures in neoliberalized nation states?“

Discussant: Indraneel Sircar, London School of Economics


11.00 – 12.30   2nd session: Discursive structures and Emerging actors

Chair: Tomislav Tomašević, Institute of Political Ecology

Balunović, Filip (Scuola Normale Superiore) „Who Are the Activists Who Occupied the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb?“

Dinev, Ivaylo (University of Pisa) Collective memories and mass protest: how the interpretation of the past influences the people’s struggle in Bulgaria

Vasiljević, Jelena (University of Belgrade) „Between solidarity and political subjectivity: notes from dialogues with activists in two Belgrade protest initiatives“

Discussant: Paul Stubbs, Economics Institute Zagreb



14.00 - 15.30    3rd Session: Biographical Effects of Activism

Chair: Karlo Kralj, Scuola Normale Superiore

Milan, Chiara (Scuola Normale Superiore) „Emotional and biographical effects of engagement: the case of the refugee solidarity movement along the Western Balkans route“

Hodges, Andrew (University of Regensburg) „Reflections on (not) being “out” when doing fieldwork with organized football fans in Croatia “

Van den Berg, Karijn (Aberystwyth University) “The political is personal? The personalization of environmental activism and the politics of inclusion”

Discussant: Eduardo Romanos, Complutense University of Madrid



15.45 – 17.00   4th Session: Ethical Register of Activism

Chair: Ana Balković, UAB Barcelona

Mihajlović Trbovc, Jovana (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts) Memory Activism as a Form of Activist Citizenship

Retiova, Alica (Masaryk University/University of Graz) Activism as the Moral Duty to Help: Beyond the 'Conflict Over Family' in Slovakia'

Discussant: Adam Fagan, Queen Mary University of London



To attend the workshop, please register on this link by Friday, June 5, 2018: