September 2023 - Brussels
EUTOPIA - Théo Aiolfi joins ECHO
We are delighted to share the news that Dr Théo Aiolfi, who obtained this year his PhD in political science from the University of Warwick, will be joining ECHO in September 2023 as part of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Science and Innovation Fellowship (SIF) which he was awarded through the EUTOPIA alliance of universities. While he will be primarily based at CY Cergy Paris University for the first year of his fellowship, Théo will join ECHO for an internal secondment of six months at VUB during the academic year 2023/2024.
In the research group, he will be mentored by Benjamin De Cleen to pursue his project entitled “Performers of the Climate Crisis: Eco-populism and Political Representation in the Anthropocene”. The project, which seeks to examine the specificities in the political communication of new forms of green activism and politics through the frame of populism as a mode of articulation of the global ecological crisis, will strongly benefit from the expertise of ECHO in the fields of populism studies and political communication".