This group exists to promote the study of populist discourses, movements and parties at a local, national, European and international level. It aims at encouraging a rigorous theoretical and conceptual grounding of populism research as well as the strengthening of its analytical scope through comparative, quantitative and qualitative methods.

The Populism Specialist Group purports to facilitate a critical dialogue about contemporary democratic politics, and populism’s complex role within that. It particularly invites the participation and contribution of international scholars from countries and regions where populism has marked political culture shaping political frontiers and stimulating antithetical discursive articulations.

The group’s Co-Convenors are Emmy Eklundh (Cardiff University), Giorgos Katsambekis (University of Loughborough), and Marina Prentoulis (University of East Anglia). Our Treasurer is Andy Knott (University of Brighton). We also have a Social Media and Communications Officers, Giorgos Venizelos (Scuala Normale Superiore). Please get in touch if you would like further information or have any suggestions for the group.

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Marina Prentoulis

Role: Co-Convenor
Institution: University of East Anglia


Emmy Eklundh

Role: Co-Convenor
Institution: Cardiff University


Giorgos Katsambekis

Role: Co-Convenor
Institution: Loughborough University


Andy Knott

Role: Treasurer
Institution: University of Brighton


Giorgos Venizelos

Role: Social Media and Communications Officer
Institution: Scuola Normale Superiore


Thomás Zicman de Barros

Role: Social Media and Communications Officer
Institution: Sciences Po, Paris

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28 September 2020