I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. My work has been published in the American Political Science Review and in Electoral Studies.
Work developed from my dissertation, titled Inequality, Immigration, and Selective Solidarity, examines how citizens react to immigrants and redistribution in times of growing economic inequality. I combine original survey and conjoint experiments conducted in France, Italy and the United States with analysis of survey data from advanced industrialized societies, which I link to contextual socio-economic indicators. In previous work, I investigated how anger about the economic crisis influenced support for populist parties.
My research also explores identity and representation. I examine how LGBT and HIV+ politicians perform in elections and influence laws and policies; study gender and representation with comparative audit experiments; and analyze personality and behavior of professional politicians. See my research page to find out more.
My research has been supported by the Haas Fund Fellowship and the Royster Society of Fellows. Before my Ph.D., I graduated with a B.A. from the University of Milan and an M.A. from the University of Bologna.