4th Prague Populism Conference

Current Populism in Europe: Culture, History, Identity

Main Academic Panel

Monday, 21 May

10:00 – 11:45


Daniele Albertazzi

Daniele Albertazzi is Postgraduate Research Director and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Studies,  University of Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Bologna and completed doctoral research in political communication at London Metropolitan University. He also obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) at Canterbury Christ Church University where he taught before moving to Birmingham in 2004. Main research interests of Daniele Albertazzi are European populism and neo-nationalism in comparative perspective, party organisation, Italian politics, and political communication.

Takis Pappas

Takis Pappas is an independent scholar studying comparative politics. In the past, he held teaching and research positions at the Central European University (Hungary), University of Macedonia (Greece), European University Institute, Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Strasbourg, the University of Oslo, the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, and the University of Luxembourg. His work extends, and tries to bridge, such diverse areas as democracy, democratization, political parties, party systems, political leadership, populism, ideological framing; mass movements, radical change, civil was conflict resolution and crisis politics.

Sarah de Lange 

Sarah  de Lange is Professor by special appointment at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2016 she holds the Dr. J.M. Den Uyl chair, a chair established by by the Wiardi Beckman Foundation. Sarah L. de Lange has been a Jean Monnet Fellow in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Research at the European University Institute and a visiting scholar at the Goethe University. She holds a PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her main research interests concern parties, party families, and party systems. Her work is broad in geographical scope and examines party politics in a range of East and West European countries.