Caterina Froio is Assistant Professor in Political Science/e-politics at Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE). She is also an affiliate researcher to the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX; University of Oslo). Before joining the CEE, Caterina was a VOX-Pol Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (2016-2017) and subsequently (2017-2018) an assistant professor in political science/European politics at the European School of Political and Social Sciences (ESPOL-Lille).
Caterina’s research interests are broadly in European politics, with a special emphasis on political parties, agenda-setting dynamics, e-politics, right-wing extremism, radicalism and populism. Since 2016 she has been joint convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy.
Caterina is currently working on two projects. The first one (funded by VOX-Pol) examines nationalistic discourses of contemporary European far-right organizations online. The second (funded by the VolkswagenStiftung in partnership with the Oxford Internet Institute and GESIS) examines online communication of the so-called populist parties, their grievances and audience exposure to these complaints in Europe and the US.