Lara Monticelli is currently an independent researcher and perspective Assistant Professor and Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School (from September 2018 onwards). Her research focuses on the (re)emergence of community-based social movements as living laboratories experimenting with practices of resilience and resistance to environmental, economic and societal challenges. She is especially interested in how these movements re-politicize and re-configure everyday life, thus representing radical attempts to embody the critique to contemporary capitalism and prefigure alternative futures. Thanks to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, in September 2018 she will start her project 'EcoLabSS - Ecovillages as Laboratories of Sustainability and Social Change', an international and interdisciplinary investigation on the transformative potential of ecological communities in Italy and Denmark. Lara is the co-founder and co-chair of the newly established research network ‘Alternatives to Capitalism’ within the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). From 2015 to 2017, she worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy). Her other research has been centered on the study of political engagement among young precarious workers, combining perspectives from the sociology of work, social movement and political participation studies.

Recent Publications:

Fuchs, C. & Monticelli, L. (eds.) (forthcoming, May 5th 2018) “Marx@200. Debating Capitalism and Perspectives for the Future of Radical Theory”.  TripleC – Communication, Capitalism and Critique.

Monticelli, L. & Bassoli, M. (forthcoming 2018) “Precarity, Youth and Political Participation. The Emergence of A New Political Cleavage”. Italian Political Science Review.

Monticelli, L. and Baglioni, S. (2017) “Aspiring Workers or Consumers? Youth Social Exclusion in the Era of Consumer Capitalism”. Contemporary Social Science. Vol.12(3-4), pp. 316-332.

Bassoli, M. and Monticelli, L. (2017) “What About the Welfare State? Exploring Precarious Youth Participation in the Age of Grivances”. Acta Politica. Published first online.

Monticelli, L. and Bassoli, M. (2016) “Precarious Voices. Investigating Types of Political Citizens and their Repertoires of Action Among European Youth”. PArtecipazione e COnflitto (PaCo). Vol.9(3), pp. 824-856. (free pdf download).