Claudia De Martino, researcher at UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union
Alessia de Luca is ISPI Advisor for Online Publications, and an expert of US politics, in charge of the ISPI Daily Focus and of the Weekly Focus USA2020. A professional journalist, she has served as Middle East and Northern Africa correspondent from 2005 to 2009. Previously at Skytg24, she also contributed for RAI and Radio Vadicana.
Eugenio Dacrema is an Early Warning Economic Risk Analyst at the World Food Programme. Previously, he has served as an Associate Research Fellow at ISPI's MENA Centre. He holds PhD at the University of Trento, he completed his bachelors at the University of Pavia and his master degree at the University of Bologna in International Sciences with a specialisation in development economics. He studied Arabic for one year at the University of Damascus, where he also worked for the Italian Institute for International Trade as analyst and translator.
Matteo Colombo is an ISPI Associate Research Fellow in the MENA Centre and junior researcher at Clingendael's Conflict Research Unit. He obtained a PhD in Political Studies at the University of Milan (NASP Consortium), with a thesis on the Twitter discourse about IS in Arabic. He holds a bachelor degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Milan, a Master in International Relations from Oxford Brookes and a Master in Middle East Politics from SOAS, University of London. He also holds a Master Degree in journalism at IULM University in Milan.
Virginie Collombier is a Part-time Professor at the Middle East Directions Programme of the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies. She has been a Research Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence, Italy (EUI) since September 2013.
Giulia Cimini is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Bologna since January 2020 with a Gerda Henkel Fellowship. She was previously Teaching Assistant of Politics at the University of Naples L’Orientale, Visiting Fellow at the Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies Institute at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and at the Centre Jacques Berque in Rabat. She holds a PhD in International Studies and specialized in Middle Eastern Studies. Her main areas of expertise are Maghrebi political parties, security assistance, border communities and dynamics of contention....
Clemens Chay is a research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute. He holds a PhD. from Durham University, where he was formerly the Al-Sabah fellow.
Andrea Cellino is Head of the North Africa Desk at the Middle East and North Africa Division, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF).
Chiara A. Cascino was Research Assistant at the ISPI's MENA Center. She holds a BA in Modern Languages (English, Spanish and Arabic) from the University of Palermo and a MA in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. She is also concluding a Master’s Degree in Economics and Institutions of Islamic Countries at the School of Government of the LUISS University, Rome. Her research interests focus on the history, institutions and society of Middle East and North Africa and the trends of contemporary Islam.
Silvia is an Associate Research Fellow at ISPI’s Middle East and North Africa Center. Her research interests are focused on militant Islamism broadly speaking, as well as non-state actors in the MENA region, especially in Syria. She is currently a PhD candidate in Transnational Governance at Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and a member of the COSMOS Center for Social Movement Studies, based at Scuola Normale Superiore. Her doctoral research seeks to understand the political behavior of militant Islamist groups in Syria.