2005. PhD, School of Politics and International Studies, Queen's University of Belfast.
2000. B.S.Sc Faculty of Political Science, Univeristà degli Studi di Bologna.
Since 2014 Assistant Professor, Scuola Normale Superiore.
2013-2014 Research Fellow "Processes of Disengagement from Political Violence: A Contentious Politics Approach" directed by Donatella Della Porta, Dept. of Political and Social Science, EUI.
2011-2013 Research Fellow, "Caught in the act of protest: Contextualizing Contestation" directed by Donatella della Porta, Dept. of Political and Social Science, EUI.
2009-2011 Marie Curie Fellow (FP7-PEOPLE-2008-IEF), Dept. of Political and Social Science, EUI.
2008-2009 Research Assistant "Local and global contention: the radicalization of conflicts around religious issues. A comparison of two middle-size cities in Italy". Funded by Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalization (CIR), Dept. of Political and Social Science, EUI.
2007-2008 Jean Monnet Fellowship, Robert Schuman Centre, EUI.
2006-2007 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent)