I am Full Professor of political science at Università degli Studi di Milano and Visiting Professor at Waseda University (Tokyo). I have been selected by the U.S. Department of State to take part to the 2016 International Leadership Visiting Program.
I am author of several articles for journals such as British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Comparative Political Studies, The Journal of Politics, West European Politics, Electoral Studies, Party Politics, European Political Science Review, Social Science Computer Review, New Media & Society. I have also published several books (the last one: Corruption, Ideology, and Populism. The Rise of Valence Political Campaigning, Palgrave/MacMillan, London) and ebooks.
My main fields of research are connected to electoral competition, legislative behaviour, quantitative methods, social media analysis.
I am also the original Founder of VOICES from the Blogs s.r.l., an Academic Company (spin-off of the University of Milan) leader in data & predictive analytics, business intelligence, web-reputation and sentiment analysis.