Michele Scotto di Vettimo

Michele Scotto di Vettimo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter


I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter, where I work on the OPTED (Observatory for Political Texts in European Democracies) and PRECEDE (Populism’s Roots: Economic and Cultural Explanations in Democracies of Europe) projects.

I obtained my PhD in Political Science from the King’s College London, and hold a BA in Political Science and master’s degrees in Management of Public Administrations and European Affairs. I’m also member of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP).

I study public opinion - particularly public support for EU integration - and the responsiveness of non-majoritarian institutions and of the EU policy-making process. I am particularly interested in methodologies like quantitative text analysis, machine learning algorithms and item response approaches.

  • Comparative politics
  • European Union
  • Public opinion
  • Quantitative text analysis
  • Item response theory
  • PhD in Political Science, 2022

    King's College, London

  • MSc in Management of Public Administrations, 2016

    Bocconi University, Milan

  • MA in European Affairs, 2016

    SciencesPo, Paris

  • BA in Political Science, 2014

    University of Naples