I’m an Assistant Professor the Department of Government at University of Vienna. My research focuses on political behaviour, public opinion, political psychology, political parties and direct democracy. I use quantitative methods of analysis, including experimental methods, surveys, content analysis, and semi-automated techniques of text analysis.
In November 2016 I obtained a Ph.D. in political science from the European University Institute, and I have been a visiting researcher at New York University, Copenhagen University, and University of Edinburgh.
I gained a master’s degree in media policy at the London School of Economics, in addition to a bachelor and a master’s degree in communication studies at the University of Bologna.
Before starting my academic career, I worked as a communication assistant for the Communication Directorate-General of the European Commission, as a journalist for daily newspapers, and as a campaign manager for two electoral campaigns in Italy.