Caterina Froio, Ph.D.

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

Address: 28 Rue des Saints Peres

City: Paris - 75006

Country: France

About Me:

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). 

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 is joint convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy.

Research Interests

Political Parties and Interest Groups

Political Communication

Networks And Politics

Extremism, Radicalism, Populism


Countries of Interest




United Kingdom

My Research:

Caterina is currently working on three 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. The third (funded by a SAB-grant in collaboration with Sciences Po Medialab) studies the impact of the Yellow vests movement on political polarization in France.