Throughout my academic and professional career I have always focused on the Middle East and North Africa trying to develop my expertise in the field of comparative politics of the region, Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, democratization and conflict studies.

I also have a strong interest in regionalism within the region and have studied it from the bottom up and non-European perspective.

I hold a PhD in comparative politics from the Università Normale of Pisa (Florence branch) with a thesis on comparative institutional and political transition in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco between 2011 and 2014. I also got a Masters' Degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)-University of London in 2008.
PhD Comparative Politics, Università Normale of Pisa, 2014
MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS, 2008
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Democratization in the MENA
Comparative Politics of the MENA region
Regionalism in the Arab world
North Africa
EU-GCC Relations
Euro-Mediterranean Energy Dynamics
Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in the MENA
Personal Interests
Music and travels