Dr Mark Devenney (University of Brighton) is a scholar of discourse theory and improper forms of politics. This project will develop his knowledge of populist practices, and develop research links between the UK, Argentina and Southern Europe.
Dr Paula Biglieri is a scholar of discourse theory and Argentinian populism. This project will relate her knowledge to European populist movements, and build on existing relations with the University of Brighton.
Professor Yannis Stavrakakis (Thessaloniki, Greece) is a world leading researcher on the politics of populism, and currently leads two funded council bids in this area. However, this work has not as of yet resulted in direct engagement with the populist movements of Latin America. He has previously worked closely with the two Principal investigators, on edited collections and on conference organisation.
Dr Luciana Cadahia (Lecturer in Political Sociology, Latin American Faculty of Social Science -FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador) researches popular emancipatory processes in Latin America within the neo-Gramscian and post-Marxist tradition. She brings to this project the study of the Ecuadorean case, focusing on the construction of hegemony and its effects on popular imaginaries and discourses.
Dr Íñigo Errejón Galván (Lecturer at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain). researches discourse analysis, political identities, ideology, antagonism, hegemony and populism. He brings to the project his expertise on the Bolivian and Ecuadorean case, as well as his position as a leader of Podemos in Spain.
Dr Clare Woodford, (Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Brighton) researches the relationship between inequality, violence and political unrest in advanced capitalist democracies. She bring to this project a particular expertise on performance and politics, with an interest in the rhetorical articulation of populist hegemony.
Dr Manuel Canelas is a Deputy in the Bolivian Parliament, and member of the governing party. He brings to this project research expertise in the politics of populism, with particular expertise in the extension of LGBT rights in Latin America.
Dr María Antonia Muñoz (Lecturer in History of Ideas and Political Processes and Contemporary Politics Theory, National University of La Plata, Argentina). Researches the relationship between social and political order and antagonism. She brings to this project the expertise on political participation, representation and conflict in different Latin American countries.
Dr José Ema López (Lecturer in Social Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) researches contemporary transformations of subjectivity, social movements, politics and the political drawing on political philosophy and psychoanalysis. He brings to the project expertise in the Spanish case of Podemos.
Gloria Perelló (Psychoanalyst, Lecturer in Political Theory and Psychoanalysis, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of Buenos Aires) researches the relation between psychoanalysis and politics, particularly considering the aspects of what has been called “the Lacanian left”. She brings to this project knowledge of the affective dimensions of populist politics.
Dr Robin Dunford, (Lecturer in Global Politics, University of Brighton), researches theories and practices of transnational resistance. He has particular knowledge of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) in Brazil, and the transnational food sovereignty network, La Via Campesina. He will focus on the transnational dimensions of populist movements.
Dr Eugene Michail, Lecturer in Contemporary History, University of Brighton researches the political and cultural history of southeastern Europe, especially Greece and the lands of the former Yugoslavia. He has worked on an online, collaborative project on the history of the Greek crisis, which will contribute to the development of a digital resource arising from this collaboration.
German Primera is a post doctoral researcher at the University of Brighton, School of Humanities. His research concerns the biopolitical aspects of neoliberalism and political violence. When this project begins Mr Primera should have completed his doctorate, and as a post-doctoral scholar will contribute to debates about exclusion and inclusion in populist movements.
Lars Cornelissen is an AHRC-funded PhD student at the University of Brighton studying the relationship between neoliberalism and democracy. His research will contribute to this project’s concern with the different accounts of democracy found in populist and neoliberal discourses.
Ian Sinclair is a doctoral student at the University of Brighton working on the politics of equality. He will bring knowledge of these theoretical debates to the evaluation of populist claims.
Tim Huzar is an AHRC funded PhD student working on Judith Butler and the politics of peaceful protest. He will contribute knowledge of non-violent resistance around the world.
Zeina Maasri is an AHRC-funded student from Lebanon, working with discourse theory at the University of Brighton. She has previously published research on the posters of protest in the context of the civil war in Lebanon, and contributes to the project particular knowledge of the images and signs of protest.
Melayna Lamb is a University of Brighton scholarship student researching the politics of policing protest movements in London. She brings to this project particular knowledge of Occupy, student protest, and the 2011 riots across London.
Florencia Galzerano is a Masters Degree student in Political Science at the Institute of Social Studies at the National University of San Martin, Argentina. She is currently working on her thesis regarding the tension between participation and representation in contemporary populist democracies.
Dr Anthony Leaker is a Lecturer in Critical Theory, at the University of Brighton. He has particular interest in the politics of deconstruction and post-Marxism, and bring critical theoretical tools to the political debates.
Cecilia Díaz is a PH D student in Social Communication at the National University of La Plata, Argentina. She researches democratization and public policies regarding communication during the government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Her research will contribute to understand the antagonism between popular governments and the hegemonic mass media private companies.
Samuelle Mazzolini is a doctoral candidate at the University of Essex. His research interests include Post-Marxist discourse theory, populism and hegemony, emancipatory strategy, left-wing politics, Italian political thought, Antonio Gramsci, radical democracy, post-structuralism; geographical interests: Italy; Latin America, Ecuador in particular.
Ricardo Camargo Brito is a Professor at the University of Chile. His interests include populism within national and policy-making contexts.
Jenny Gunnarsson Payne is an Associate Professor at Södetörn University in Stockholm. Her research interests centre around feminist politics and theory. She has particular interest in discourse analysis and the politics of representation in relation to feminism and populist politics.