LUISS

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at LUISS Guido Carli (Department of Business and Management) working on Cybersecurity and Research Methods.

TCD

I am concluding my PhD at Trinity College Dublin (Department of Political Science). In my dissertation, I use spatial quantitative methods to study the impact of civilians victimisation on horizontal escalation of civil conflicts. My research relies on large volumes on fine-grained event-data and geo-referenced spatial co-variates. I work on methodological problems as well focusing on the the creation of synthetic counter-factuals to better understand the causal linkages between conflict processes. 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).

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Teaching

I worked as a Capstone Project Tutor in Conflict Forecasting and as a Teaching Assistant for PO3110 and PO3111 - Research Methods for Political Science A & B (2018/2019 - 2019/2020). For my work as TA, 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.

Previous Education

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) .

Skills

  • 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. Finally, I practice Shotokan Karate (Brown Belt).