Social movements and political mobilization in times of global pandemic

University of Copenhagen Department of Sociology
Copenhagen Centre on Political Mobilisation and Social Movement Studies (CoMMonS)
Symposium on ZOOM

Social Movements and Political Mobilisation in Times of Global Pandemic April 27th

*10.00-12.00 Copenhagen and Paris  *11-13.00 Beer Sheva

Panel vulnerable voices, Strikes, and Pro-democracy protests: Solidarity ‘locked down’?
  • Erika Skov, University of Copenhagen: We want security, peace and tranquility – political mobilization in two well-off Mexican communities at the US-Mexico
  • Clement Petitjean, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin: Whatever Happened to the French Strike Movement? Keeping the struggle going in the time of Covid-19″.
  • Miguel Martinez, Uppsala University: Mutating Mobilisations during the Pandemic Crisis in Spain
  • Liora Sion, University of Copenhagen: Citizenship, protest and Israel´s state of
  • Kassim Alsraiha, Ben Gurion University: Citizenship and the Bedouin Minority in Israel in the shadow of COVID-19 crises

Chair: Noa Milman, University of Copenhagen

13.00-14.30 Copenhagen

Panel Theory and Social Movements in Times of Pandemic
  • Geoffrey Pleyers FNRS-UCLouvain: CoVid outbreak as a battlefield for alternative futures: Progressive, capitalist and authoritarian movements’ narratives and alternative futures
  • Mikael Carleheden, University of Copenhagen: Theory and practice: Theorizing social movements from the perspective of Critical theory
  • Margit Mayer, TU What does it mean to be a (radical) urban scholar-activist, or activist scholar, in times of COVID?
  • Håkan Thörn, Göteborg University: Critical social movement theory: Revisiting NSM theory and bringing Marx back in
  • Stellan Vintagen, University of Massachusetts Amherst: Constructive Resistance among the Landless Workers in Brazil: How resistance can simultanously build up the future and more just society and resist the systems of oppressions of today

Chair: Jonas Toubøl, University of Copenhagen

*14.30-16.00 Copenhagen

Panel Civil society responses to pandemic
  • Priska Daphi, Bielefeld University: Watchdog, innovator, service provider? Civil society in states of emergency
  • Jonas Toubøl, Hjalmar Alexander Bang Carlsen; Snorre Ralund, University of Copenhagen: Solidarity and Volunteering in the Coronavirus Crisis
  • Thomas Boje, Roskilde University: The Populist Challenge – may civil society involvement be an answer?”
  • Óscar Agustín, Aalborg University: ‘You are not alone’; how to build solidarity in spaces of distance

*4.15 p.m. Copenhagen, *10.15 Montréal and Toronto, *7.15 a.m. Los Angeles

Panel Social Movements Organizing and Endurance
  • Donatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore: Social movements in times of pandemic— and afterwards
  • Lesley Wood, York University: Social Movements as Essential Services
  • Nina Eliasoph, University of Southern California: Bernie Sanders Activists and Mainstream Democratic Activists Imagining Multiple Unimaginable Futures in the United States a Few Months Before Total
  • Doug McAdam, Stanford University: COVID As Exogenous Shock: It Just Gets Curioser and Curioser
  • Pascale Dufour, Université de Montréal, Contentious politics in time of pandemic: what does it change?

Chair: Nicole Doerr, University of Copenhagen

April 28

*10.00-12.00 Copenhagen/ *11.00-13.00 Moscow

Panel Climate Justice activism in times of Pandemic
  • Stine Krøijer: Civilization as the Undesired World: Radical Environmentalists, Indigenous Peoples and the Uses of Dystopia in Times of Climate Crisis
  • Lasse Lindekilde and Thomas Olesen, Aarhus University: When does climate change concern lead to climate activism and pro-environmental consumption? The role of physical proximity, nature of imposed project and personal costs
  • Mattias Wahlström, Göteborg University and Katrin Uba, Uppsala University: Conceptualizing and exploring the ‘Greta effect’ on micro-mobilization for climate protest
  • Joost de Moor, Stockholm University: Postapocalyptic environmentalism and the missing movement on transformative climate adaptation.
  • Maria Chiara Franceschelli, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow: Good Example and New Needs: How Russian Social Movements Shape Environmental

Discussant: Anders Blok, University of Copenhagen

*13.00-14.30 Copenhagen

Panel Visual mobilization, digital media, and conflicts about migration
  • Tina Askanius, Malmö University: Women in the Nordic Resistance Movement and their online media practices: between internalised misogyny and ‘embedded feminism’
  • Simon Teune, IPB/TU Berlin: Appropriation of Abhorred The Case of the German Extreme Right
  • Anne Ring Petersen, University of Copenhagen: Postmigrant Mobilization and Art in Public Space: the Visual ‘Opening Act’ of the Maxim Gorki Theatre’s Berliner Herbstsalon 2019
  • Ekatherina Zhukowa, Lund University: Using Historical Images of Atrocity for Right-Wing Political Mobilisation on Social Media
  • Markus Lundström, Uppsala University: Digital Media and Collective Memories

*14.30-16.00 Copenhagen,    *8.30-10.00 Boston, Cambridge and Montréal

Panel Democratic Legitimacy and Public Debate in times of Pandemic
  • Vivien Schmidt, Boston University: Dilemmas for Democratic Legitimacy in the Corona virus crisis, with lessons learned from the Eurozone crisis
  • Jane Mansbridge and José Martí: Governance in a Pandemic – Huge Mistakes, Collective Learning, and Possible Steps Forward
  • Hans-Jörg Trenz, University of Copenhagen: The public sphere in emergency: from standstill to resilience
  • Laurence Bherer, Université de Montréal: How Cov-19 impacts participatory process in France and Canada
  • Nicole Doerr: University of Copenhagen: Decision-making, uncertainty, fear of failure: pre/figurations of present futures among climate justice activists in Germany and Denmark

Chair: Janus Hansen, University of Copenhagen

*16.15-18.00 Copenhagen, 10.15-12.15*Toronto, *9.15-11.15am Los Angeles

Panel Intersectionality, Migration, Struggles for Citizenship
  • Jean Beaman, UC Santa Barbara: “Living on the Margins, before and during COVID-19”?
  • Eléonore Lépinard, Université de Lausanne: Feminist Race, Whiteness and Intersectionality in Feminist Movements
  • Tunay Altay and Gökce Yurdakul Humboldt University of Berlin: Embodying Bordering Practices: A Study of Trans* Migrants Occupied with Street Sex Work in
  • Anna Korteweg, University of Toronto: Chair: Birte Siim, Aalborg University

*18.15-20.00 Copenhagen, *12.15-14.00 New York City

Plenary Debate: what pathways should societies take now and following the pandemic?
  • Sabrina Zajak, DeZIM Institute: (The urgent need for) Transnational Solidarity in Times of Crisis in the Global North and South
  • Peter Abrahamson, University of Copenhagen: Welfare services as a precondition for a flourishing civil society? Denmark during the Corona crisis
  • Sarah Swider, University of Copenhagen: title
  • Pauline Stoltz, Aalborg University: Gender and the pandemic in the Nordic region
  • Malgorzata Kurjanska: University of Copenhagen: A struggle for moral superiority: politics and protests in the time of the Corona in Poland
  • Sophia Wathne: Scuola Normale Superiore: Food sovereignty and Covid-19

Vasilis Galis, ITU: Comments on migration and application of digital media in Greece

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