Scuola superiore sant'anna

Assistant Professor

Edoardo Bressanelli


Dr. Edoardo Bressanelli is a 'Montalcini' Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (2012) and a was a former student of Political Sciences at the Scuola Sant'Anna. Before returning to Italy as a winner of the Montalcini programme, Edoardo has been a lecturer (assistant professor: 2013-2017) and then a senior lecturer (associate professor) at King's College London, where he is affiliated as a visiting senior fellow. Before, he has been a post-doc researcher at the School of Government (LUISS Guido Carli) and an adjunct lecturer at James Madison University (Florence). He has been a visiting fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (EUI) in 2017.

His research mainly concentrates on EU institutions and decision-making, political parties, British and Italian politics. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of European Public Policy, among others. He won the Linz-Rokkan Prize in Political Sociology in 2013 and has been a consultant for the European Parliament on several projects.

At the Scuola, he is teaching a module on the politicisation of the EU and, together with Prof. Natali and Prof. Strazzari, on qualitative methods for political research. He is also teaching 'European Security: Politics and Policies' for the MISS programme (joint with the University of Trento) and 'Quantitative Methods' in the PhD in Transnational Governance (joint with the Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence). In the past, he has taught courses on comparative and EU politics, British and Italian politics, public policies. 

Currently, he serves as the co-convenor of the Standing Group on the European Union of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP) and as a member of the editorial board of the journal Politics and Governance. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PGCAPHE).


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