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Ricercatore a tempo det. art. 24 c. 3 lett. A L. 240/2010





January 2023 - Ricercatore a tempo determinato A, Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, University of Padua

A.a 2021/222; 2022/23 - Adjunct professor, International History, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna

April 2020/January 2023 - Research fellow, Marco Polo Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

A.a. 2020/21; 2021/22 - Adjunct professor, Global Asian Studies 3: Political Institutions, Ca' Foscari International College, University of Venice

A.a 2019/2020 - Adjunct professor, International Relations of the Middle East, Vice-Presidenza della Scuola di Sienze Politiche di Forlì, Università di Bologna.

February 2018 - february 2020 - Research Fellow, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna


2017. PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh,UK. Supervisore: Dr Anthony Gorman. .

2016. Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK.

2013. MA, Languages and Legal and Economic Institutions of Asia and North Africa,Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.


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Book chapter, (forthcoming March 2023), “Elections in Occupied Palestine: Control, Resistance, and Contention”, in Cavatorta Francesco e Resta Valeria, (eds) “The Handbook of Elections in the Middle East and North Africa”, Routledge, ISBN 9781032028743.

Articolo su rivista (forthcoming), “The Chinese Alternative: Beijing’s Evolving Role as Economic Partner and Model for Algeria”, Afriche e Orienti.

Journal article, “Algeria’s Reforming Decade (1988-1998): Neoliberalism as a Tool for Survival”, Middle Eastern Studies, 58:5, 797-813, DOI:, ISSN: 0026-3206.

Journal article, con Trentin Massimiliano, “The International “Debt Crisis” in the Middle East and North Africa. A Review, an Outline”, Middle Eastern Studies, 58:5, 699-711,, ISSN: 0026-3206.

Journal article, “The “nationalist” subordination of the Palestinian Left.”, Confluences Méditerranée, No. 117 2021/2, 177-191, ISSN 1148-2664, .

Book, “The Palestinian Left and its Decline. Loyal Opposition”, Palgrave Macmillan, (Singapore, 2020), ISBN 978-981-15-4338-8, DOI https://10.1007/978-981-15-4339-5

Journal article, “Algeria and the Washington Consensus: Debtor-Creditor Relation Re-Examined” Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie Orientale 55, (vol.1 2019) 153-172, ISSN 1125-3789, DOI

Journal article, “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine during the First Intifada: From Opportunity to Marginalisation (1987-1990)”. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 44, no. 2 (February 20, 2017), 268-282, DOI, ISSN: 1353-0194

Journal article, “Coalition Politics and Regional Steadfastness: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine between 1983 and 1984”, Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie Orientale 50, (2014), 75-96, ISSN 2385-3042, DOI 10.14277/2385-3042/5p.

Research Area

Contemporary history of Western Asia and North Africa

Economic history of Arab countries, history of debt crises and reforms.

History of the Palestinian National Movement and the question of Palestine; history of the Palestine Liberation Organization; Arab and Palestinian Lefts.