I am Professor of Political Science in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) of the University of Warwick. I am also Senior Research Fellow at RAND Europe
My current research interests include civil-military relations, defence economics, international migration, military interventions and terrorism. I have published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, one book and over 20 other pieces.
I joined PAIS in 2014. Previously, I was British Academy postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. I received a PhD in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London.
I have held teaching and research appointments at the University of Essex, the University of Genoa, the University of Naples "Federico II", Ca' Foscari University of Venice, IMT Lucca and Sciences Po, Paris.
In my pre-academic life, I served as an officer in the Italian Navy, principally working in anti-submarine warfare.