I am a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Lucerne, and also a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Fiesole. Previously, I studied at the Universities of Rome “Sapienza” (BA, MSc), Leiden (MA), Oxford and Siena (PhD). Between 2012 and 2014, I held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute.
In my ongoing research project “Personalization of Politics between Television and the Internet” funded by an AMBIZIONE Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2017-2019) I am investigating the extent to which political leaders have come to affect voters’ choice as well as the role played by old and new media in driving this development across time.
I currently serve as founding convenor of the ECPR Research Network on Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) and as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian National Election Study (ITANES).