I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science at Stanford University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Pennsylvania in August 2020. I am interested in comparative politics, political economy and quantitative methods.
My research examines current threats to the legitimacy of strong states. In my dissertation and book project, I study how criminal organizations are expanding to the richest countries in Europe and the consequences of this infiltration on politics. Strong states face important challenges also in the management of immigration. I ask what causes clashes between natives and migrants and how these fractures can be healed, and integration policies be promoted without backlash.