Michele Scotto di Vettimo

Michele Scotto di Vettimo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter

About me

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Social and Political Sciences 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
  • 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


University of Exeter, Department of Social and Political Sciences                                            

Teaching Assistant (2023)

  • Data Analysis for Social Sciences, Undergraduate (module page)

Dissertation supervisor, Undergraduate (2022-2023)

King’s College London, School of Politics and Economics

Teaching Assistant (2018-2021)

  • Introduction to Political Sciences, Undergraduate
  • Comparative Political Systems, Undergraduate
  • Integration of the European Union, Undergraduate