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Biography

Bio. Since 2013 I am a Phd Researcher in Social and Political Sciences working under the supervision of Donatella Della Porta and Luigi Pellizzoni, at the European University Institute and a member of COSMOS – Research Center On Social Movements Studies at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence.

Edu. I studied Sociology at the University of Trento (B.A. cum laude, 2009), Social Sciences at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (M.A. with Distinction, 2011)

Res. I have been teaching assistant in Sociological Theory at the University of Trento (2012), and conducted research concerning civic participation and collective action for the University of Toulouse 3 (2013). I have been visiting researcher at the Urban Democracy Lab, New York University (2017) and currently I am research associate at  the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence

Phd. Trained particularly in Sociological Theory, Sociology of Knowledge and Political Sociology, during my Phd dissertation I am investigating the relations among experts, citizens and activists on large urban technological projects therefore intersecting contributions from sociology of expertise, political participation and the sociology of activism, with a focus on urban spaces.

Int. I am an advocate of problem-driven professional social sciences, motivated by the public relevance of its results and necessarily shaped by its concerned publics. I strongly believe in the importance of arts like cinema and literature for a deep and realistic understanding of social life.