I am graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Macerata. I’ve got my PhD in Representations and Political Behavior at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan) in which, from 2003 to 2010, I was research fellow in Political Science, International Relations and Comparative Political Systems and lecturer at ASERI (Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations).
From 2006 to 2011, I was researcher at Éupolis Lombardia, i.e. the institute for research, statistics and training of the Lombardy Region. Since 2008, I’m Professor of Contemporary History of the Mediterranean Countries at the University of Macerata.
My main research fields are Islamic fundamentalism, terrorism, history and geopolitics of the Mediterranean region, with particular reference to Libya. I published many articles in books, refereed academic journals and newspapers, such as The Huffington Post and Affari Internazionali. In 2012 I edited the book entitled The Arab Spring. Origins and effects of the riots that are changing the Middle East.