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Biography

Giuseppe Ciccolini is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) at the European University Institute (EUI). He holds a two-year MRes in Political science from Sciences Po (Paris), a MA in European studies from Sciences Po Strasbourg and a BA in Political and social sciences from University of Bologna.

His main research interests are comparative politics, electoral behavior and social inequality. He is currently working on a PhD dissertation about the relation between labour market disadvantage and electoral behaviour, under the supervision of Prof. Juho Härkönen and Prof. Elias Dinas. The study investigates how growing labour market inequalities in post-industrial societies affect citizens’ electoral participation and vote choice. His research is funded by a four-year scholarship from the EUI and the French Ministry of National Education.

Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, he worked as a teaching assistant at Sciences Po and as a MP assistant trainee at the European Parliament.

Native Italian speaker, he is fluent in English and French.  He has a working and conversational knowledge of Spanish, as well as a basic knowledge of Russian.