Claudio Calvino is graduated at the University L’Orientale of Naples with a dissertation on the role of boundaries during the Bosniac Conflict. He then followed his studies at Siena University and obtained a master degree in European Studies.

In 2010 he started his Ph.D. candidate career at University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Economic Geography at the Department of Methods and Models for Economics, Territory and Finance, in the meantime he was appointed research fellow at the Laboratorio Ladest at the Department of Social Political and Cognitive Sciences, University of Siena.

His main research interests cover political and cultural geography, GIS and more recently the harnessing of Volunteered Geographic Information and Citizen Science.

Research interests

political geography, electoral geography, GIS, geomarketing, noise pollution

Positions held at the OII

  • Research Associate, September 2014 – November 2019
  • Researcher, September 2013 – September 2014


Past projects

  • Geography of Digital Inequality

    Participants: Professor Mark Graham, Dr Grant Blank, Claudio Calvino

    This project combined OxIS and census data to produce the first detailed geographic estimates of Internet use across the UK.


  • Internet e l’importanza dei confini 2.0

    6 March 2014 Limes Online

    The Internet and the importance of boundaries 2.0. Claudio Calvino talks about his research using shared photos on Flickr, allowing for a new interpretation and representation of the borders. (Italian)

  • Italian municipalities discover Twitter

    25 November 2013 Limes - Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica

    Claudio Calvino has co-authored an article on the Italian language site about the ways in which Italian towns are using the internet to create virtual public spaces for communications.

  • La carica delle città social dal meteo al menu degli asili ora i sindaci parlano con i tweet

    10 October 2013 La Repubblica

    From the weather to kindergartens, the Mayor communicates by Twitter; OII researcher Claudio Calvino is referenced in an article in leading Italian newspaper Repubblica about the Mayor of Florence tweeting. (Italian)