2017: PhD in Relações Internacionais: Geopolítica e Geoeconomia at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. Overall evaluation: 19/20

1994: Master Degree in Political Science at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Overall evaluation: 110/110

1990: Degree in Statistics at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Overall evaluation: 70/70


Main Professional and Research Experiences

Current Position: Associate Professor in Political and Economic Geography (science-subject sectors of the European Research Council SH3_11 and SH1_13) at the Department of Political Science, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

2017 to present: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

2001-2017: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

1998-2001: Researcher for Istat (Italian National Institute of Statistics) within the International Relations Department. Participation in several projects of the V Framework Programme.

1993-1998: Project Manager for ENI/Agip Petroli within the Budget and Planning Office of the Information Technologies Department

Current teaching activities

Geopolitics, Second Cycle Programme in International Relations, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

-Geography, First Cycle Programme in International Cooperation and Development, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

Main scientific interests

-History of geographical and geopolitical thought

-Local identities in Europe

History of cartography in a political and social perspective




La Turchia nello spazio euro mediterraneo, Roma, Nuova Cultura, 2014 (ed.)

- Carte come armi. Geopolitica, cartografia, comunicazione, Roma, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2012

-Cartografia e potere. Segni e rappresentazioni negli atlanti italiani del Novecento, Torino, UTET Università, 2007

-L’interpretazione in geopolitica. L’adesione della Turchia all’Unione Europea e le sue rappresentazioni, Roma, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2004

Refereed Articles in International Journals:

- (with Tania Rossetto), The practice of mapmaking: Bridging the gap between critical/textual and ethnographical research methods, in Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization, vol.52, n.1, 2017, pp.32-48

- Mapping power, in Brunn S. e Dodge M. (eds.), Mapping across academia, Dordrecht, Springer, 2017, pp.129-150

- (with Daniele Scalea), Ucraina: esiste uno spazio economico, esiste un popolo?, in Moita L., Valença Pinto L. (ed.), Espaços Económicos e Espaços de Segurança, Lisbon, UAL, 2017, pp.255-274

- A matter of ethics and cartography. The map of the ambassador and the map of the journalist, in J-Reading, Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography, 1, 5, June, 2016, pp.97-102 http://www.j-reading.org/index.php/geography/article/view/132/121

- Representing the Politics of Borders: Unorthodox Maps in Reclus, Mackinder and Others, in Geopolitics, vol.20, issue 1, 2015, pp.142-170

- Violence beyond Trenches: Ethnographical Maps from Science to Propaganda and the Case of the Julian March, in Biagini A., Motta G. (eds.), The First World War: Analysis and Interpretations. Volume 1, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, pp.199-212

- La Padania: cronache da un territorio inventato, in Observare. Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Integração regional e multilateralismo. Conjuntura internacional. Nacionalismo e separatismos. Janus 2015-2016 anuário de relações exteriores, Lisbona, 2015, pp.64-65

- Geographers and Maps: a Relationship in Crisis, in L'Espace Politique [En ligne], 21, 2013-3, mis en ligne le 12 décembre 2013, http://espacepolitique.revues.org/2802; DOI: 10.4000/espacepolitique.2802

- Mapping society: an ingenious but today outdated map, in J-Reading, Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography, 1, 2, June, 2013, pp.127-136 http://j-reading.org/index.php/geography/article/view/28

- Mapping time, in EspaceTemps.net, 23.01.2012, http://espacetemps.net/document9218.html

- (with Elena dell’Agnese), Frontiera/Frontier, in Giaccaria P., Paradiso M. (eds.), Mediterranean Lexicon, Roma, Società Geografica Italiana, 2012, pp.87-102

- Geopolitical maps: a sketch history of a neglected trend in cartography, in Geopolitics, volume 13, number 2, 2008, pp.278-308

- One stereotype, many representations: Turkey in Italian Geopolitics, in Geopolitics, volume 11, number 3, 2006, pp.484-506

- Emerging patterns in telematic flows among European countries and peculiarities of the Italian case, in “Networks and Communications Studies/NETCOM”, volume 15, n.1-2, 2001, pp.81-99

Current regular column in:

Limes. Rivista italiana di Geopolitica

-J-Reading, Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography



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