I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), where I am involved in the Volkswagen Foundation international research project INCLUSIVITY ("Inclusivity norms to counter polarization in European societies"). In this project, we study how inclusivity norms can change individuals' attitudes and behavior toward politically opposing groups and thus mitigate polarization. We draw upon an interdisciplinary and mixed-methods approach, which combines a cross-European survey, laboratory experiments, social network analysis, and an evaluation of school-based interventions.
My research interests revolve around the field of political sociology, being broadly interested in topics such as political polarization, collective action, and social movements (with particular attention to mobilizations concerning environmental, climate, and nationalist claims). Methodologically, I am particularly interested in social network analysis and mixed-methods approaches, combining statistical analyses of network patterns with qualitative evidence gathered through interviews and text analyses. My research has been published in international social science journals such as Mobilization, Empiria, and Turkish Studies.
Before joining the UAB, I received my PhD in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento, with a network-analytic study on the changing patterns of inter-organizational collaboration within the Basque environmental field in the aftermath of violent conflict. Additionally, I have participated as a research assistant in international research projects at the University of Geneva and the King Juan Carlos University (URJC) and have been a visiting researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).