Greetings and welcome to my website! I am an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. I received my doctorate in political science from the University of Notre Dame, and in 2011-2012 I was a post doctoral fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar.
My research explores the role that public religions play during periods of democratization in Catholic and Muslim societies in the Mediterranean region. My book, Religion and Democratization: Framing Political and Religious identities in Muslim and Catholic Societies, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. It draws on over five years of field research on religious communities, political movements and patterns of democracy in Southern Europe and North Africa.
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