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Biography

I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Political Sciences and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Institute for Advanced Studies in Florence.

Edu. BA in Sociology at the University of Trento (2009), MA in Social Sciences at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure in Paris ( 2011), PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence (2018)

Res. I have been teaching assistant in Sociological Theory at the University of Trento, and I taught  courses in Political Sociology at the University of Perugia, Sociology of Technology at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence. I have  conducted research on civic participation and collective action for the University of Toulouse 3, the EUI and the Scuola Normale Superiore. In 2017 I have been visiting researcher at the Urban Democracy Lab, New York University.

My research interests are in Social Theory and Theorizing, Sociology of Knowledge and Expertise, Science and Technology Studies, Contentious Politics and Political Participation, Sociology of Work and Environmental Politics.

Specifically I have studied the interrelations between expertise and democracy both for contentious politics and sociology of knowledge. My work has focused on local mobilization processes on  industrial plants (chemical industry) technological infrastructures (waste incinerators, cruise ships, high-speed trains) but I look also at the interconnection with global campaigns (GMOs, Climate Change, the current Covid19 crisis). 

I am currently investigating how technologies are changing working conditions and how they eventually become objects of contention (with a focus on contentious digital platforms and industries).

I am an advocate of a broadly conceived social science: historically and theoretically informed, fostering reflexivity and critique through interdisciplinary debates, comparative thinking and mixed methods.