Bio

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

Current Academic Position

Full Professor of History of Political Thought, Dept. of Studi Storici, 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)
  • 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
  • 2017-2021 Director of the Master in "Strategia Globale e Sicurezza" - Unito-IASD (Roma)
  • 2021-present Director of the Master in "Studi internazionali e strategico-militari" - Unito-CASD (Roma)

PhD Programs Membership

  • 2006-2014  Ph.D Program in Political Studies. History and Theory, University of Torino
  • 2016-2019 Ph.D Program in Political Sciences, University of Pisa
  • 2019-2021 Ph.D Program in Global History of Empires, University of Torino
  • 2021-present Ph.D Program in Scienze dell'innovazione per la Difesa e la Sicurezza (CASD - Centro Alti Studi della Difesa, 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
  • 2021-present "Socio corrispondente" of Accademia delle Scienze di Torino

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)
  • 2018-present  Scientific Board Member of "Filosofia politica" (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
  • 2015-2018 National PI of PRIN Program. Subject: Trasformazioni della sovranità, forme di governamentalità e dispositivi di governance nell’era globale

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)
  • 2006-2013  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-present History of International Political Thought, University of Torino