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I am a Max Weber Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and a faculty member at Georgetown University (Florence), where I teach ‘Comparative Political Systems in the Mediterranean World’. I hold a Ph.D. (cum laude) in Political Science from the Department of Political and Social Science from the Scuola Normale Superiore and a MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges). I have been visiting fellow at the ‘Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain’ in Tunis and I served as a research fellow of the ERC project TARICA ‘Political and Socio-institutional Change in North Africa: Competition of Models and Diversity of Trajectories’, with research on Islamic associations in Tunisia. My current research specifically concerns Islamic activism in the Maghreb,  and I am generally interested in Euro-Mediterranean relations, social movements in the Arab World, and the nexus between religion and politics.