Manuela Caiani is associate professor in political science at the Scuola Normale Superiore, affiliated scholar at the Cosmos Center for Social Movement Studies (SNS) and associated faculty at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna. She received her national Italian Abilitazione for full professorship in political science and in political sociology in 2017. Her research focuses on social movements and Europeanization, far-right politics, extremism online, right-wing and left-wing populism, movement-parties, and qualitative methods of social research. Since 2019, she is convenor of the Standing Group ‘Political Participation and Social Movements’ of the Italian Association for Political Science (SISP) and, since 2021, co-director of the International Observatory on Social Cohesion and Inclusion-OCIS. She has directed and collaborated in various international projects (Horizon 2021; Volskwagen Stiftung; Europe for Citizens Program; FP4, FP5, FP7; PRIN; Marie Curie; Research Grant Jubilaumsfonds, ONB; Doctoral TRA Fellowship, START Center, 2009, University of Maryland). She has published in, among others, the following journals: Social Movement Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Mobilization, Acta Politica, West European Politics, Government and Opposition, European Union Politics, South European Society and Politics, and the Italian Political Science Review, as well as for the following publishers: Oxford University Press, Ashgate, Palgrave, and Routledge.