I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Political Sciences and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore and 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 Supérieure 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 concerning 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.
Specifically I have studied the interrelations between expertise and democracy both for contentious politics and sociology of knowledge. I have studied many cases of 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).
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). In this sense I principally focus my main interests in politics and technology on two topics that quite often are perceived as two opposites: labor and environment.
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.