About Me


I am a political scientist researching the European socio-economic model, the radical left party family, European politics, and comparative methodologies. I hold a PhD in European Studies from King´s College London. I am currently a Research Associate at the University of Luxembourg.


The radical left party family

History; nature; success; influence; behaviour

European politics

Representation and participation; elections; party politics; mainstream and challengers; national politics (DE, IT, FR, UK, AT); regional politics; political milieus; industrial conflict and social movements

EU studies

European socio-economic model; European Monetary Union (EMU); European integration and disintegration; Euroscepticism; cross-border cooperation

Economic development

Economic growth; developmental models; globalisation; shifts of economic power

Comparative methodologies


Nationalism; collective identities, language politics; Iraqi history


English : proficient (C2)

Italian : native speaker

German : fluent (C1)

French : fluent (C1)

Spanish : intermediate (B2)

Dutch : basic (A2)

Luxembourgish : basic (A1)


Modern Italy, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Acta Politica


2016/09 – present Research associate

University of Luxembourg

RESuME project

2010/10 – 2012/05 Hourly-paid lecturer

King´s College London

Modules “Introduction to Politics” and “Globalisation and Social Movements in Europe”


2015 Exhibition “35-45. War and totalitarianisms in a border region”, Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino

2009 Project “From Generation to Generation”, European University Institute


2009 – 2014 PhD in European Studies

King´s College London

2004 – 2006 MA in International Relations

University of Bologna

2001 – 2004 BA in Political Science

University of Bologna

1996 – 2001 A-levels

Liceo Classico “G. Prati”


2015 Gender and diversity management, KAOS Bildungsservice

2013 Academic practice (PGCAPHE-EAP), King´s College London

2008 Short-term electoral observer, Scuola Superiore Sant´Anna

2003-04 Erasmus exchange programme, Leiden University


Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) : https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) : https://ecpr.eu/

Political Studies Association (PSA) : https://www.psa.ac.uk/

University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) : http://uaces.org/

Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI) : http://www.asmi.org.uk/

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft (ÖGPW) : http://www.oegpw.at/de/

International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) : http://iippe.org/wp/

Working group on Members and Activists of Political Parties (MAPP) : http://www.projectmapp.eu/