Alejandro Ciordia

Postdoctoral researcher

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alejandro.ciordia@uab.cat
Research interests Polarization
Social movements and collective action

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), where I am involved in the Volkswagen Foundation international research project INCLUSIVITY ("Inclusivity norms to counter polarization in European societies"). In this project, we study how inclusivity norms can change individuals' attitudes and behavior toward politically opposing groups and thus mitigate polarization. We draw upon an interdisciplinary and mixed-methods approach, which combines a cross-European survey, laboratory experiments, social network analysis, and an evaluation of school-based interventions.

My research interests revolve around the field of political sociology, being broadly interested in topics such as political polarization, collective action, and social movements (with particular attention to mobilizations concerning environmental, climate, and nationalist claims). Methodologically, I am particularly interested in social network analysis and mixed-methods approaches, combining statistical analyses of network patterns with qualitative evidence gathered through interviews and text analyses. My research has been published in international social science journals such as Mobilization, Empiria, and Turkish Studies.

Before joining the UAB, I received my PhD in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento, with a network-analytic study on the changing patterns of inter-organizational collaboration within the Basque environmental field in the aftermath of violent conflict. Additionally, I have participated as a research assistant in international research projects at the University of Geneva and the King Juan Carlos University (URJC) and have been a visiting researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Publications

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    REVIEW OF "QUALITATIVE LITERACY: A GUIDE TO EVALUATING ETHNOGRAPHIC AND INTERVIEW RESEARCH" Ciordia, A., Targarona Rifa, N. (2023). Perifèria. Revista de Recerca i Formació en Antropologia, 28 (2): 240-250. DOI
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    STRATEGIC ACTION FIELDS THROUGH DIGITAL NETWORK DATA: AN EXAMINATION OF CHARITABLE FOOD PROVISION IN GREATER MANCHESTER Oncini, Filippo, Ciordia, A. (2023). VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. DOI
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    GEOPOLITICAL DISCOURSES IN TURKEY'S PARTISAN MEDIA DURING THE SYRIAN WAR: A FRAMING APPROACH ON THE SIEGE OF KOBANE Ciordia, A., Rodríguez López, Carmen (2023). In: I. David and K. Tokamis, Fragments of Repression and Resistance: Kurdish politics in Turkey under the Erdogan regime. Peter Lang, Frankfurt. AAM version
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    LESS DIVIDED AFTER ETA? THE EVOLUTION OF IDEOLOGICAL CLEAVAGES IN THE BASQUE ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD, 2007-2017 Ciordia, A. (2021). Mobilization: An International Quarterly, 26 (2): 217-236. DOI
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    USING SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS TO STUDY THE MODULARITY OF PROTEST FORMS: THE EVOLUTION OF THE BASQUE REPERTOIRE OF CONTENTION (1980-2014) Ciordia, A., Letamendia, Arkaitz (2021). Empiria: Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales, 52: 53-95. DOI / Open-access PDF
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    LA EVOLUCIÓN DE LA ACCIÓN COLECTIVA ECOLOGISTA EN EUSKAL HERRIA DE 1988 A 2017 Ciordia, A. (2020). In: A. Álvarez-Benavides, F. Fernández-Trujillo Moares, A. Sribman Mittelman, and A. E. Castillo Patton (Eds.), Acción colectiva, movilización y resistencias en el siglo XXI. Vol. 2: Genealogías. Betiko, Abadiño, Bizkaia. Open-access PDF book
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    SOCIAL MOBILIZATION BEYOND ETHNICITY - CIVIC ACTIVISM AND GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. CHIARA MILAN. NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, 2020. New York: Routledge. 2020. Ciordia, A. (2020). Mobilization: An International Quarterly, 25 (4): 541-2. DOI
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    THE EFFECTS OF KOBANE IN THE RECONFIGURATION OF THE POPULAR GEOPOLITICAL CODES OF TURKEY’S KURDISH MOVEMENT Ciordia, A. (2018). Turkish Studies, 19 (5): 773-798. DOI
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    BASKETBALL: A WORLD IN A WORD - COME LO SPORT PUÒ DIVENIRE UN MEZZO DI INTEGRAZIONE Vezzoni, C., Ciordia, A. (2018). Report. URL