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I am a PhD Candidate at Trinity College Dublin (Department of Political Science) and Teaching Assistant for PO3110 and PO3111 - Research Methods for Political Science A & B (2018/2019 - 2019/2020). For my work in this module, I have been awarded with the 2019 Dermot McAleese teaching award by the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy of Trinity College Dublin. I have been a Invited Lecturer in Quantitative Methods for Security Studies at LUISS School of Government (Postgraduate Course in Strategic Affairs 2018 and 2019). Furthermore, I have been working as a Teaching Assistant for PO2640 International Relations (Jean Monnet Chair, Lecturer: Prof. William Phelan) in academic year 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. Also, I have been TA for PO8006, a Master’s module in Quantitative Methods (Dr. Peter Stone) in academic year 2018/2019.

In 2017, I have been awarded with a Andrew Grene Scholarship in Conflict Resolution by the Irish Research Council and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Press). Passionate about data modelling, data analysis and cutting edge technologies. My research interests focus on spatial aspects of civil wars, counterinsurgency practices, sub-national political violence, reactive violence, early warning signals and on research methods. For further info on my work see the Research Section.

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I hold a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from Roma 3 University and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from LUISS Guido Carli with a Thesis on the quantitative assessment of conflict risk using a latent-class regression model. Furthermore, I hold a Master of Arts in Law and Government of the EU from LUISS School of Government. I worked as a Research Assistant for Prof. Thomas Chadefaux (TCD) on “Conflict Forecasting and Its Limits” (2017) - published on Data Science. Moreover, I have been collaborating with Professor Raffaele Marchetti as a Research Assistant for in the Reseach Unit on Political Risk Analysis (LUISS Guido Carli). Lastly, I had been working as an Online Researcher for Wikistrat (Counter-Terrorism and Europe desks) .

  • Languages: Italian, English, French, Russian (basic)

  • Technical Skills: Quantitative Research, Statistics, Hypothesis Testing, Research Design, Data Analysis, R, Python, SQL, SPSS, ArcGIS, STATA, Git, Excel, Markdown, LATEX.

  • Affiliations: Conflict Research Society (Link), European Political Science Association (Link)

Hobbies

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I love dogs, and in particular British Shepherds (Welsh Corgis Pembroke, Rough Collies, Border Collies). In fact, I do have a Corgi named ‘Tristano’ that performs quite remarkably in dog shows and agility. Also, I act as webmaster and curator for his Kennel Website Corgi De Livogne. I am an avid reader, a tech enthusiast and a great fan of “old-school” role-playing games. I used to play Bass Guitar in several bands. I am a Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast and one of the Organizers of Adventurers’ League Dublin as well as a Certified Magic Level 1 Judge. Finally, I practice Shotokan Karate (Brown Belt).