Caterina Froio joined the OII in 2016 as a Visiting Vox-Pol Reseach Fellow. Before that, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow within the COST-Action funded Project “Structure and Organization of Government” and an Instructor at Sciences Po, France.
Dr Caterina Froio
Visiting VOX-POL Research Fellow
Caterina completed her doctoral thesis at the European University Institute and during her PhD she was also a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder (US). Prior to her PhD, she received a BA in Political Science from Florence University (IT). Following this, she completed a double MPhil in Political Sociology and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris and a MRes in Comparative Politics from the European University Institute (IT).
Comparative Politics, Political Parties, Extremism & Democracy, ‘Othering’ in Far Right and Populist discourses, digital activism.
Position held at OII:
Visiting VOX-POL Research Fellow, December 2016 –
Participants: Dr Sebastian Stier , Prof Ralph Schroeder, Dr Caterina Froio
Digital media allow populist messages to gain circulation, bypassing mainstream channels. This project aims to understand how widespread and impactful such messages are among the general public.