Curriculum Vitae

Higher education

9/2004 – 10/2009 - Doctoral studies
European University Institute, PhD in Social and Political Sciences.
Dissertation: Pension Reforms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe: Legislation, Implementation and Sustainability. Supervisor: Prof. Martin Rhodes.

9/2002 – 8/2003 - Graduate studies
The London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc European Political Economy: Transition (Distinction).

10/1996 – 3/2001 - Undergraduate studies
Università degli Studi di Trieste, BSc Economics and Trade: Political Economy (110 cum laude).

Working experience

10/2021 – now
Università degli Studi di Padova – Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI), Padova, Italy. 
Assistant Professor (tenure track)

6/2021 – 9/2021
Scuola Normale Superiore – Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Pisa, Italy. 

1/2019 – 4/2019
5/2017 – 12/2017
International Labour Organization (ILO) – Governance and Tripartism Department, Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit, Geneva, Switzerland. 
Senior Technical Officer on Social Dialogue.

8/2019 – 12/2019
1/2018 – 12/2018
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies – DIRPOLIS Institute (Institute of Law, Politics and Development), Pisa, Italy. 

8/2013 – 7/2016
University of Southern Denamrk – Centre for Welfare State Research, Odense, Denmark.
Assistant Professor.

4/2013 – 6/2013
Central European University – Institute for Advanced Studies (CEU-IAS), Budapest, Hungary.
Volkswagen Foundation “NewDem” Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

9/2012 – 8/2013
Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri (Turin), Italy.
Postdoctoral Fellow within the Master in Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS).

University of Michigan – European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE-MI) and European Union Center of Excellence and the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE), Ann Arbor, USA.
EUI Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science.

1/2010 – 12/2011
European University Institute – Max Weber Programme – Academic Careers Observatory, Florence, Italy.
Academic assistant: management of the activities of the Academic Careers Observatory, research on educational systems, web editing, recruitment and employment of interns.

European Trade Union Institute for Research, Education and Health and Safety, Brussels, Belgium. 

European University Institute – Social and Political Sciences Department, Florence, Italy. 
Research assistant for Assistant Prof. Ito Peng: the Italian welfare state.

European Commission – DG Enlargement – Croatian Unit, Brussels, Belgium.
Stagiaire: consultancy on Italian-Croatian-Slovenian relations.

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia – General Tax Administration, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 
Professional and technical collaborator.