Caterina completed her doctoral thesis at the European University Institute and during her PhD she was also a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder (US). Prior to her PhD, she received a BA in Political Science from Florence University (IT). Following this, she completed a double MPhil in Political Sociology and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris and a MRes in Comparative Politics from the European University Institute (IT).

Research Interest:

Comparative Politics, Political Parties, Extremism & Democracy, ‘Othering’ in Far Right and Populist discourses, digital activism.

Position held at OII:

Visiting VOX-POL Research Fellow, December 2016 –


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