I am Associate Professor of Political Science at the Departiment
of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Bologna. I have previously been a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Political Change (CIRCaP) of the University of Siena (2004-2006) and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna (2006-2014).
I hold a laurea (BA) from the University of Florence (faculty of
Political Sciences “Cesare Alfieri”), and a PhD in Comparative and
European Politics from the University of Siena.
My main research interests are in the territorial aspects of politcal competition, in party politics, political élites and legislative behaviour.
I have been a visiting scholar at the Centre de Politique
Comparée, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), at the Center
for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine and at
the Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales, Fundación
Juan March, Madrid.
I have been a member of the editorial board of the Rivista
Italiana di Scienza Politica from 2010 to 2013, and I am currently
the editorial coordinator of the yearbook Politica in
Italia/Italian Politics. I am a member of the scientific committee
and a regular collaborator of the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo.
My recent publications include Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement. Organisation, Communication and Ideology (Routledge, 2015) and Politica in Italia. I fatti dell'anno e le interpretazioni. Edizione 2018 (Il Mulino, 2018).
My work has also been published in journals like Government & Opposition, The Journal of Legislative Studies, Party Politics, Regional & Federal Studies, Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica.
A detailed version of my CV and the complete list of publications are available through my personal web page.