I am a Ph.D researcher at the department of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). I work under supervision of professor Hanspeter Kriesi on far-right online mobilization. My further research interests include internet memes, harmful speech and research methods.
I hold graduate degrees in Social Research (EUI, 2018), Sociology (VU University Amsterdam, 2015), Political Science (Leiden University, 2016) and Digital Humanities (KU Leuven, 2017).
Previously, I was a teaching assistant at the Department of Sociology at VU University Amsterdam (2013-2016). I worked as a research assistant on the project Threatened Identities, commissioned by the Scientific Research and Documentation Center of the Ministry of Security and Justice. I was a 2016 Berktern (research assistant) on the Harmful Speech Online Project at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
At the EUI, I co-organize the Information Society working group. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, swimming, playing soccer and strolling through the Tuscan landscape.