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), PRECEDE (Populism’s Roots: Economic and Cultural Explanations in Democracies of Europe) and TWICEASGOOD 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 am 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.
PhD in Political Science, 2022
King's College, London
MSc in Public Administrations, 2016
Bocconi University, Milan
MA in European Affairs, 2016
BA in Political Science, 2014
University of Naples
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This project presents an easy to use R function to automatically download key data and textual information on EU laws from the European Parliament’s Legislative Observatory and EUR-Lex websites.
This post aims at tracking the level of support for European integration over a very long time frame in all the member states of the European Union. It covers the overall support for the European Union and to the support for European integration in the areas of asylum and immigration policies, fiscal and economic affairs, internal market and consumer policies; and social and welfare policies.
This online survey assessed the research challenges, training needs and preferences of researchers and practitioners (of all seniority and skills level) that use or are interested in using text analysis techniques in their research. The survey has been conducted within the context of the Horizon 2020 OPTED project.