I am a political scientist and PhD candidate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.
What is the future of post-industrial trade unionism? In my thesis, I explore trade unions’ role in the adaptation of European welfare states to the knowledge economy. Over the last three decades, advanced capitalist countries have gone through sea changes. My research focuses on how organized labour takes stock of these transformations, overcomes organizational inertia, and supports policies that address the new social risks (e.g. early-age poverty, education gaps, labour market insecurity, work-family reconciliation) for the weaker segments of the workforce.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Policy at Sciences Po (Paris) and a BA in Political Science at the University of Bologna, with visiting periods in Berkeley and Buenos Aires. From 2019 to 2020, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan and as an Economic and Social Policy Trainee at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
Besides my research, I work as a consultant for MEFOP (Society for the Development of the Pension Funds Market) on a project on bilateral welfare, and collaborate with IRS (Institute for Social Research) on a project on the implementation of local social policies in Chile.