Bio

Born in Stradella (Pavia, Italy), April 19, 1962. Married, one child.

Current Academic Position

Full Professor of History of Political Thought, Dept. of Culture, politica e società, University of Torino

Fields of Interest and Research

  • History of Political Thought, Political Philosophy, and Political Institutions
  • Contemporary History
  • American History and Politics
  • German History and Politics
  • Italian History and Politics
  • Democracy, Leadership and Elite Theory
  • Parties and Party Systems; Electoral Systems
  • Mass Society and Culture
  • Nations and Nationalism
  • History and Theory of International Relations
  • Weber-Forschung

Education

  • 1987  Laurea in Contemporary History, University of Torino (summa cum laude and "dignità di stampa"). Supervisor: prof. Massimo L. Salvadori
  • 1992  Ph.D in History of Political Thought and Political Institutions, University of Torino. Supervisor: prof. Massimo L. Salvadori

Academic Career

  • 1994-2001  Assistant Professor of History of Political Thought, University of Torino
  • 2001-2004  Associate Professor of History of Political Thought, University of Torino
  • 2005-present  Full Professor of History of Political Thought, University of Torino

Other Academic and Institutional Activities

  • 2000-2004  Rector's Delegate for New Student Orientation, University of Torino
  • 2002-2004  Director of www.unito.it (the University of Torino Website)
  • 2006-present  Steering Committee Member and Deputy Director of the Doctoral School in Political Studies. History and Theory, University of Torino
  • 2009-2010  Evaluation Committee (Nucleo di Valutazione) Member, University of Torino
  • 2010-2012  Director of the Department of Political Studies, University of Torino
  • 2013-2015 Member of ANVUR Working Group on academic journals and books
  • 2015-2016 Member of ANVUR - GEV Area 14
  • 2017-present Director of the Master in Global Strategy and Security - IASD (Roma)

Visiting Scholar/Professor

  • 2000  Visiting Scholar at Cornell University – The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
  • 2009  Visiting Professor at UMSA (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés), La Paz, Bolivia
  • 2011  Visiting Professor at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autònoma de México), Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2013  Visiting Professor at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autònoma de México), Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2013  Visiting Professor at CIDHEM, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Membership

  • 1994-present  Member of AISDP - Associazione Italiana degli Storici delle Dottrine Politiche
  • 2011-present  Member of SISP - Società Italiana di Scienza politica

Scientific Boards

  • 1998-99  Scientific Board Member of Servizio Nazionale Qualità dell'Istruzione, Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione (Roma) and Centro Europeo dell'Educazione (CEDE, Frascati)
  • 2003-present  Scientific Board Member of Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci
  • 2009-2010  Scientific Tutor and Supervisor at Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Studi Storici Italo-Germanici / Italienisch-Deutsches Historisches Institut, Trento (Director: prof. Gian Enrico Rusconi)
  • 2010-present  Scientific Board Member of Fondazione Luigi Firpo - Centro di Studi sul Pensiero Politico
  • 2013-present  Scientific Board Member of Fondazione Filippo Burzio, Torino
  • 2016-present  Scientific Board Member of Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Torino

Journals and Series

  • 1994-2010  Editorial Board Member of "Teoria politica" (FrancoAngeli, Milano)
  • 1999-present  Co-editor with prof. Massimo L. Salvadori of the series "Biblioteca Essenziale Laterza - Politica" published by Laterza, Roma-Bari
  • 2011-present  Scientific Board Member of "Teoria politica. Nuova Serie" (Marcial Pons, Madrid-Barcelona-Buenos Aires)
  • 2012-present  Editor of "Storia del pensiero politico" (il Mulino, Bologna)

Awards

  • 1996  International Award "Nuova Antologia. Political Science Edition" (Lugano) for the book I dilemmi della democrazia moderna. Max Weber e Robert Michels, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1993 (see publications)
  • 2004  Award "Cultura - Città di Santa Marinella (Roma)" for the book L'opposizione al governo Berlusconi, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2004 (see publications)

Scholarships and Research Grants

  • 1988-89  Scholarship from Fondazione Luigi Einaudi of Torino
  • 1989-92 Scholarship from University of Torino (PhD in History of Political Thought and Political Institutions)
  • 1992  Research grant from Fondazione Luigi Einaudi of Torino
  • 1997  Research grant from CNR. Subject: American History and Politics (XIX-XXth Centuries)
  • 1998-99  Research grant from MIUR (PRIN Program). Subject: The European Left in the XXth Century
  • 2000  Research grant as Visiting Scholar at Cornell University
  • 2000-2001  Research grant from MIUR (PRIN Program). Subject: Clash of Civilizations in a Global Age
  • 2002-2004  Research grant from MIUR (PRIN Program). Subject: Revolutions and Political Order in Modern and Contemporary Age
  • 2005-2006  Research grant from MIUR (PRIN Program). Subject: Democracy, Conflicts and Political Order
  • 2007-2008  Research grant from MIUR (PRIN Program), Local scientific coordinator. Subject: Democracy, Conflicts and Political Order
  • 2010-2011  Research grant from MIUR (PRIN Program), Local scientific coordinator. Subject: Community, Inclusion and Happiness in the Era of Globalization

Teaching

  • 1999-present  History of Political Thought, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, University of Torino (undergraduates and graduates)
  • 1999-2002  Political Thought, Scuola Interateneo di Specializzazione per la Formazione degli Insegnanti della Scuola Secondaria, University of Torino
  • 2004-present  Political Concepts, Master in Journalism (COREP and University of Torino)
  • 2006-present  Political Thought, Ph.D Program in Political Studies. History and Theory, University of Torino
  • 2008-present  History of Contemporary Political Thought, Scuola Universitaria Interfacoltà in Scienze Strategiche, University of Torino and Scuola di Applicazione e Istituto di Studi Militari dell'Esercito (undergraduates)
  • 2010-present  History of Political Thought, Scuola di Studi Superiori, University of Torino
  • 2014-15 History of International Political Thought, University of Torino