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Dr Monica Poletti
Visting Fellow
European Institute

Email: m.poletti@lse.ac.uk


Monica Poletti is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Milan with a project called “Euroscepticism, Blame Game and National Identity in Southern Europe during the Eurozone crisis”. Her project aims to explore attitudes towards the EU among Southern European citizens as well as political and media elites. After conducting part of this project at the Methodology Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (from October 2013 to January 2014), she will carry out another section of the project as a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute (from February 2014).
She holds a Ph.D. in Political Sociology (University of Milan) and has a background in Political Communication (Master of Research at ASCoR -Amsterdam School of Communication Research- University of Amsterdam). Her Ph.D. dissertation deals with the relationship between social and political participation in Italy in the last 60 years. During her PhD, she spent a few months as a Visiting Fellow at the MZES (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research) of the University of Mannheim.
Dr Poletti has also participated in several research projects, including:
- The True European Voter, a European project sponsored by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), which explores the role of political context in the national electoral behaviour of European countries;
- a project on Italian national elections led by ITANES (Italian National Election Studies);
- KING (Knowledge and Integration Governance), a European project on immigration sponsored by the European Commission Directorate
- Ciberdemocracia, a project on the use of ICT at election time in Spain, sponsored by the Spanish Government.
Course taught: MY451-Introduction to Quantitative Methods.