Research associate at the EUI from May 2012 for the project on “Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption”, directed by Bo Rothstein (FP 7). I am coordinator of the post-graduate ‘APC Program’ on Analysis, Prevention and Control of Organized Crime and Corruption, organized by the Department of Political and Social Science, University of Pisa. I completed a Ph.D in Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane in Florence with a dissertation on the politics of organized crime, a quantitative and qualitative assessment of organized crime’s impact on local government in Italy. I was visiting researcher at the Ex-legi Institute (University of Oxford), and Fulbright visiting researcher at UCLA. My publications include articles in books or journals, and I am currently preparing a manuscript about organized crime and politics in Italy.
Research interests: organized crime, political corruption, violence, democratization, accountability