Welcome to my personal webpage!
I am an assistant professor of sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in the Department of Social and Political Sciences, in Florence, where I am part of the COSMOS (Centre on Social Movement Studies) research team.
My research interests include memory, contentious politics, student movements, anti-austerity activism and media analysis. After three years of work in the LIVEWHAT project (Living with Hard Times – Citizens’ Resilience in Times of Crises), and one in a research project on mobilisations in solidarity with refugees, I am currently involved in a research project on social movements, democracy and grassroots visions of Europe.
I hold a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (2015, with a thesis on the relationship between memory and social movements) and a master in Communication from the University of Padova (2008, with a thesis on the evolution of the memory of the foibe in the Italian media).
These are two recent books I published, on solidarity in times of crisis (Il Mulino, 2019) and on the relationship between memory and movements (Palgrave, 2018):
I am co-convenor of the standing group on Participation and Mobilisation of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) and I am also member of the Research Network 25 (Social Movements) of the European Sociological Association (ESA), of the standing group on Social Movements and Political Participation of the Società Italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP), of the ) and of the research network on Social Movements of the Council for European Studies (CES).