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Biography

I am a Phd Candidate at the Department of Political and Social Sciences.

In my dissertation, I use both immersive fieldwork and statistics to investigate why immigrant farmworkers in Italy live in self-organized settlements.  More generally, I am interested in poverty and inequality, immigration, trust and cooperation, ethnography, experiments, mixed methods, urban sociology, social policy, informal economy, social capital. 

I hold a Msc in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and a Ba in Social Sciences for Cooperation and Development from the University of Pavia. During my Phd, I spent visiting periods at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and at the Immigration Policy Lab at ETH Zurich. My research has received financial support from the Franceschi Young Professional Grant. My CV is available on request.