The ‘Populist Moment’: Temporality, Transformations, Crises – 4th Populism Specialist Group (PSA) Workshop, 14 – 18 September 2020, Zoom Conference

DAY 1 | Monday, September 14

09:30-10:00| Welcome by hosts/organisers

10:00-11:15 | Panel 1: Populism, institutions and power

Seongcheol Kim (WZB Berlin) – ‘A Typology of Populist Discourses in the Visegrád Four’

David Sánchez (Complutense University Madrid) – ‘Populism in times of institutionalism: the Spanish case’

Beatrice Carella (Scuola Normale Superiore) – ‘Anti-neoliberal populism in power: changing socioeconomic policies in Southern Europe?’

Chair: Emmy Eklundh

11:15-11:45 | COFFEE BREAK – Online breakout room

11:45-13:00 | Panel 2: Populism and Affect

Thomás Zicman de Barros (Sciences Po, Paris)– ‘Is there such a thing as “economic anxiety”? Desire and materiality in the Yellow Vests movement’

Sebastian Ronderos (University of Essex) – ‘On Hystérie and the end of History: Populism, the squares and the Master’s revenant’

Emmy Eklundh (Cardiff University)  – ‘Excluding emotions: The performative function of populism’
— Chair: Giorgos Katsambekis

DAY 2 | Tuesday, September 15

10:00-11:15 | Panel 3: Revisiting theories of populism

Jenna Higham (Lancaster University) – ‘Populism, governmentality and subjectivity’

Théo Aiolfi (University of Warwick) – The endless quest for authenticity: populism, political performances and transgression as a performative strategy

Chair: Giorgos Venizelos

11:15-11:45 | COFFEE BREAK – Online breakout room

11:45-13:15 | Panel 4: Populism and Elitism: Antitheses or brothers in arms?

Dumitru Malcoci (KU Leuven) – ‘How is populism understood by the political elites of the European Union? A critical analysis of national and supranational top’ 

Andreas Eder-Ramsauer (Freie Universität Berlin) – ‘Populism as anti-establishment elitism: The non-disruptive nature of Japan’s neo-liberal populism’

Lazaros Karavasilis (Loughborough University) – ‘The Right Stuff: re-examining right-wing populism in Europe through the cases of Greece and Germany 2012-2019’

Maren Schäfer (University of Heidelberg) – ‘Shifting Visual Framing of American Populist Leaders in the 2020 Presidential Campaign’— Chair: Andy Knott

DAY 3 | Wednesday, September 16

11:15-12:30 | Panel 5: Populism in movement(s)

Ziqian Wang (University of Sussex) – ´The shadow of democracy: the populist enigma in Taiwan´  

Anissa Yu (University of Warwick) – ´Populism and Hong Kong’s summer uprising in 2019´

Petra A. Honová (Charles University, Prague) – ´“Fighting Fire with Fire”: Progressive Populism of DiEM25 as a reaction to the crisis of liberal democracy´

— Chair: Alen Toplišek

12:30-13:00 | LUNCH/COFFEE BREAK

13:00-14:15 | KEYNOTE 1: Dr Maria Esperanza Casullo (Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Argentina) 

DAY 4 | Thursday, 17 September

10:00-11:30 | Panel 6: Populism and Anti-populism

Katy Brown & Aurelien Mondon (University of Bath)– Populism, the media and the mainstreaming of the far right: The Guardian’s coverage of populism as a case study

Jana Goyvaerts (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) – Journalistic Discourses about Populism: Mapping ‘the populist moment’

Salomé Ietter (Queen Mary University of London) – The populism/anti-populism struggle: emancipation and repression in the context of the Gilets jaunes protests in France

Carola Schoor (Maastricht University) – Populism and anti-populism in the Netherlands

Chair: Marina Prentoulis

11:30-12:00 | COFFEE BREAK – Online breakout room
12:00-13:15 | KEYNOTE 2: Professor Simon Tormey (University of Bristol)

DAY 5 | Friday, 18 September

10:00-11:15 | Panel 7: From the streets to institutions

Moskvina Yuliya (Charles University, Prague) – ‘Populists movements from inside: conflicting terms’  

Alexandros Kioupkiolis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) – ‘Towards a ‘populism of the people’ for our times: Populist 2.0 movements and new municipalism’

Dersu Ekim Tanca (George Mason University)Populism Goes Global: “Anti-International Establishment” Politics in Turkey

Chair: Emmy Eklundh

11:15-11:45 | COFFEE BREAK – Online breakout room

11:45-13:00 | Panel 8

Arthur Borriello (Université Libre de Bruxelles) – ‘Beyond the wave, the sea: re-assessing the impact of the economic crisis on southern Europe’s populist upsurge’

Letícia Baron & Michele Diana da Luz (Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil) – ‘A populist in the office: the Brazilian case’

Callum Tindall (University of Nottingham)– ‘Populism and Class: Examining cultural class appeals in contemporary British populist articulation’

— Chair: Giorgos Venizelos

Welcome to the digital version of the PSA Populism Specialist Group workshop 2020! Below are some pointers for how to navigate the digital format: 

  1. All panels will be held on Zoom. You will be sent a link to all panels prior to the conference, so watch out for this email. 
  2. We would advise you to download Zoom, but you don’t need an institutional account. A personal account is enough. 
  3. We are looking for 15 minutes of presentation per paper, and then 30 minutes of general question time per panel. You will be able to share your screen with the rest of the group if you want to do a PPT presentation. 
  4. When entering the chat room, we will admit you manually, and this will take just a minute. 
  5. When listening to presenters, please make sure that your microphone is on mute, or else we may have a lot of echoes in the call (or we may hear your pets/family). 
  6. For the coffee breaks, we will organise a digital breakout room, where you can chat with people! Hopefully, this will enable some networking in addition to the panels!
  7. We will record the keynote speaker sessions. Please be aware that if you make a contribution to these sessions, these will be uploaded to our website. 

Thanks for bearing with us in these unusual times! We look forward to seeing you!

Emmy, Giorgos K, Giorgos V, Marina, Andy and Alen.


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