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Ester Sigillò

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Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

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Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

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Max Weber Fellow

 Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute, Florence




PhD in Political Science · Cum Laude and recommendation for publication

Scuola Normale Superiore  - Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Florence


Master in EU International Relations and Diplomacy studies, College of Europe, Bruges


Master in International Relations and European Studies

Department of Political Science, University of Florence

Grade: 110/110 Cum Laude


Bachelor Degree in International Studies

Department of Political Science, University of Florence



9/2018 – Present

Instructor at Georgetown University (Florence and Washington D.C. campus)

EU environmental and energy policy


Università per gli Stranieri di Perugia

Formazione di Esperti in Processi transnazionali euro-mediterranei



(2021) with Merone F. and Blanc T., "The Evolution of Tunisian Salafism After the Revolution: From La Maddhabiyya to Salafi-Malikism", in International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, doi: S0020743821000143 (forthcoming).

(2020), Islamism and the rise of Islamic charities in post-revolutionary Tunisia: claiming political Islam through other means?. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 1-19, doi: 10.1080/13530194.2020.1861926

(2020). Ennahdha et l’essor des associations islamiques en Tunisie: revendiquer l’islam politique au-delà de la dimension partisane? L’Année du Maghreb, (22), 113-129.

 (2019), with Blanc T., "Beyond the 'Islamists vs. Secularists' cleavage: the rise of new challengers after the 2019 Tunisian elections", Policy Brief, European University Institute.

 (2019), « The EU’s response to Arab Uprisings: a shifted paradigm? », in Chiriatti, A. & Sigillò E. (eds.), Rethinking Euro-Mediterranean cooperation : new approaches for research and education, Perugia Stranieri University Press.

(2018), with Merone F. and De Facci D., Nahda and Tunisian Islamic activism, in (eds.) Akbarzadeh S. and Dara Conduit, « New Opposition in the Middle East », Palgrave MacMillan.

 (2018), with De Facci D.,  “L’économie sociale et solidaire : une nouvelle économie morale pour la Tunisie post-2011 ? La construction de l’«alternative» à Médenine”, L’Année du Maghreb (18) 2018-I.

 (2017), with Dell'Aguzzo L., Political legitimacy and variations in state-religion relations in Tunisia, The Journal of North African Studies, 1-25, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2017.134084

 (2017). Beyond the myth of the Tunisian exception: the open-ended tale of a fragile democratization, in Dell’Aguzzo L. & Diodato E. (eds.), The ‘state’ of pivot states in south-eastern Mediterranean: Turkey, Egypt, Israel, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring, Perugia Stranieri University Press.




Ethics and Safety in Fieldwork, Università di Bologna.


Refugees and displacements in the Arab World, BA Lecture Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona


Understanding Political Change in Tunisia through the history of state-society relations, seminar held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona


Islam Politico, Radicalizzazione e Jihad. Il caso della Tunisia, University of Florence.


The EU and its institutions, Standford University, Florence campus.


Tunisia alla prova della democrazia: storia di un fragile compromesso, University of Florence.


Les ‘autres’ Tunisies cinq ans après la revolution, EHESS, Paris.


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