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Biography

I hold a MA in Contemporary History (2009) from the University of Florence (Italy), and a PhD in Contemporary History (2015) from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) and K.U. Leuven (Belgium). After my doctorate, I worked at the Archives of the Scuola Normale and collaborated with the “Fondazione Michele Pellegrino” (Turin, Italy). I have worked at the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre of the European University Institute since June 2018, first as Research Associate and since March 2023 as Research Fellow. I teach a module on Religion and Politics at Università di Tor Vergata (Rome).

My main research interests lie in the history of European integration, and the impact of religion in post-WWII European societies, with a particular focus on the political culture of European Christian Democracy. I am currently  working on projects on European banks and environmental protection, the role of social partners in EC/EU policymaking, inter-party relations in the European Parliament, and on an intellectual biography of Alcide De Gasperi.