Academic Qualifications

PhD in Political Science, 2008  – University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

Degree for advanced courses in Social Sciences, 2004 – Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

“Laurea quadriennale” (BA+MA, four-year degree) in Political Sciences, 2004 – University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

Key Publications

2013. Self-Sacrifice and Martyrdom in Terrorism: Political and Religious Motives, in R. Hefner and J. Hutchinson (eds), Religions in Movement: The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions, London – New York: Routledge, pp. 132-147.

2011. Ten Years Later: September 11 and the Intelligence Failure, Analysis No. 67, Milan, Italian Institute for the Study of International Politics (ISPI) (in Italian).

2011. A Multidisciplinary Perspective on International Terrorism, in « Quaderni di Scienza politica», Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 319-337 (in Italian).

2008. Suicide Terrorism in the Palestinian Case: An Empirical Analysis (1993-2005), in «Quaderni di Scienza politica», Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 207-249 (in Italian).