Ignacia Perugorría

Ignacia Perugorría is a researcher at the the Collective Identity Research Center, and a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Her dissertation studies the interaction between identity battles, social movement networks and political opportunity structures in the making of what she calls “participatory culture.” Ignacia is a Fulbright scholar, and has also been awarded fellowships by the American Institute of International Education, and the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO). She received her MA in sociology from Rutgers University, and her BA from the University of Buenos Aires, both with high honors (summa cum laude). She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin America and the United States, and has participated in numerous research projects with Argentine, American and European funding. She is currently a member of the Consolidated Research Group “Social Change, Precariousness and Identity in Contemporary Society” of the Basque University System [Type A; IT706-13]. Her most recent publications include From Indignation to Occupation: A New Wave of Global Mobilization (Current Sociology special issue, edited with T. Benski, L. Langman and B. Tejerina, 2013), and the volumes Crisis and Social Mobilization in Contemporary Spain: The 15M Movement (2017, Routledge, The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest and Culture); Global Movements, National Grievances. Mobilizing for ´Real Democracy´and Social Justice (2012); and From Social to Political. New forms of Mobilization and Democratization (2012), all of them co-edited with B. Tejerina. Her research interests lie at the intersection of culture, politics and the city, with a particular focus on cultural commons, and cultural activism and citizenship.