BiographyFRANCESCO OLMASTRONI is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences and field manager of the Laboratory for Political and Social Analysis (LAPS), the Survey Research Center of the University of Siena. He teaches Quantitative Methods in the PhD programme "Political Science, European Politics and International Relations" and Cultural Diplomacy and Public Diplomacy in the MA programme "Public and Cultural Diplomacy" at the University of Siena. He has been a visiting scholar at the School of Media and Public Affairs (George Washington University).
His recent publications include: "Sharing the burden in a free riders’ land: The EU migration and asylum policy in the views of public opinion and politicians" (with Linda Basile), European Journal of Political Research, 2019, doi: 10.1111/1475-6765.12363; “The alleged consensus: Italian elites and publics on foreign policy”, Italian Political Science Review, 47 (2): 149-82, 2017; “Foreign Posture in a Comparative Perspective: A Quantitative and Qualitative Appraisal of Italian Foreign and Defence Policy during the Renzi Government” (with A. Dessì), Contemporary Italian Politics, 9 (2): 201-18, 2017.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
• Public opinion
• Political research methodology
• Political communication
• Deliberative democracy
• International Relations
• Media studies