Gema M. Garcia Albacete

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New Position!

Posted by gema.garciaa on February 8, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Since February 2015 I work as an Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the Department of Social Sciences of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

GENPOL Website!

Posted by gema.garciaa on December 29, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Our project 'GENPOL: Gender Unequalities in Politics' has now its own website, with information on its goals, rationale, empirical material and publications.

Follow the link to see what we are working on:

Now out!

Posted by gema.garciaa on December 29, 2014 at 8:10 AM

The contribution 'Opportunities and Challenges of Analysing Twitter Content. A Comparison of the Occupation Movements in Spain, Greece and the United States' (together with Yannis Theocharis) is now available, all the details here:

And part of our contribution is available here:

If you are interested in this project you can also read our article in Information, Communication & Society, Volume 18, Issue 2, 2015

Comming soon!

Posted by gema.garciaa on September 11, 2014 at 8:50 AM

A sample chapter of my forthcoming book is now available online at Palgrave's website, you can check it out here:

Update: and the book is now available!

Best book cover ever!

Posted by gema.garciaa on November 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Growing into Politics. Contexts and Timing of Political Socialisation, edited by Simone Abendschön is out!

And check this wonderful book cover:

Table of content and sample chapters here:

And most of it available to read for free in google books:

Youth and Civic Participation. Is a Younger Generation Reshaping European Politics?

Posted by gema.garciaa on May 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM

The last days I participated in the workshop "Youth and Civic Participation. Is a Younger Generation Reshaping European Politics?", great lectures and paper presentations with a very nice atmoshphere and a wonderful organization. Thanks to UCSIA for their iniciative and invitation and to all the participants for their comments and discussions.

The program and all the information about the conference is available following this [link]

Social Networks and Democracy

Posted by gema.garciaa on May 17, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Now, this is news!

Our paper "Using Twitter to Mobilise Protest Action: TransnationalOnline Mobilisation Patterns and Action Repertoires in theOccupy Wall Street, Indignados and Aganaktismenoimovements" (together with Jan van Deth, Yannis Theocharis and Will Lowe) has been mentioned in the Monkey Cage! 

If you are interested in what the author says check this [link]

And if you are interested in our working papers on social media and political mobilization, preliminary versions are available [here]

MYPLACE project

Posted by gema.garciaa on May 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Last week I had the opportunity to join the Spanish 'Policy Advisor Group' of the European project MYPLACE and listen to a very interesting presentation by Mariona Ferrer and Roger Soler.

If you are interested in young people's civic engagement, and topics of memory and populism you cannot miss it.

All the information is available in their website [link] 

'Juan Linz' prize!

Posted by gema.garciaa on April 25, 2013 at 9:15 AM

My PhD dissertation 'Continuity or generational change? A longitudinal study of young people's political participation in Western Europe' has just been awarded the 'Juan Linz' prize to the best political science dissertation defended between 2011 and 2012 in political science by the Spanish Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies (Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales).

More information on the Centre and the prize can be found here:

and here: