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). In 2017 I received the Postgraduate Research Grant on Christian Democracy and European Integration, awarded by the European People’s Party for the project “The Idea of Europe at the Origins of the EPP. The Making of the European Manifesto and of the EPP’s Political Programme”. I am a Research Associate at the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre of the EUI since June 2018.
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.