Maria Grasso is Professor of Politics and Quantitative Methods at the Department of Politics. She is European Editor of Mobilization.

Maria’s research focuses on political sociology, social change, political generations, and the shift from traditional means of political participation relating to parties, electoral politics and left-right conflict, to more diffuse and irregular forms of involvement such as demonstrations, issue campaigns and consumer boycotts. Her academic work deals primarily with quantitative research and statistical analysis of cross-national surveys on political attitudes and behaviour.

Maria is the author of Street Citizens: Protest Politics and Social Movement Activism in the Age of Globalization (Cambridge University Press, 2018, with Marco Giugni) and Generations, Political Participation and Social Change in Western Europe (Routledge, 2016). Her work has been published the British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, International Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, Political Studies, Acta Politica, American Behavioral Scientist, Work, Employment, and Society, and various other journals.

Maria has been awarded over £800,000 in research funding to date and is currently working on the collaborative EU project in the Horizon 2020 scheme: EURYKA (2017-2020) on young people’s participation and inequalities.

Further information about Maria can be found here.