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Biography

Simone Cremaschi received his Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in May 2020. He is now a Postdoctoral Researcher at Dondena Centre, Bocconi University. In his work, he uses ethnography and statistics to study the causes and consequences of socio-political marginalization. His research interests include migration and integration, housing and homelessness, informal institutions, trust and cooperation, and exclusionary politics. In his Ph.D. dissertation, he combines ethnographic, interview, and original survey data to investigate the microfoundations of immigrant informal settlements in Italy. At Bocconi, he works on the ERC-funded research project LOSS, examining how economic hardship affects support for socially conservative political agendas. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pavia and an M.Sc. in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University. He has held visiting positions at the ETH Immigration Policy Lab (Zurich) and the WZB (Berlin) and has attended methods summer schools at Oxford University and the BIGSSS (Bremen). He has been an intern at the United Nations European Commission for Europe (UNECE) and a researcher at Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. His research has received funding from Fondazione Roberto Franceschi, of whose scientific committee he is now a member.