MYP/DP Teacher in an IB School & PhD at the Institute of Development Studies
I am currently full-time teaching history, economics and ethics in an IB school in Turin, Italy.
I have obtained a PhD in Development Studies in the field of historical political economy (2019-2022) and I am now available for short-term consultancies remotely (Sept-June) and onsite (June-August).
My main research is on the social consequences of organized crime groups. Specifically, I study how the presence of organized crime groups in Italy has impacted the social capital of the local communities between 2000-2018. In this work I develop a theory and hypotheses which I causally test through a mixed quantitative and qualitative method.
I have also worked as research officer on four different projects on inequality, trust and governance in Colombia, on early childhood development in Rwanda, on migration and food security in Zimbabwe, and on the effect of the Gaza Blockade on the political attitudes of the Palestinian people.
I have studied in Italy (BA 2012-2015) and UK (MSc 2016; PhD 2019-2022) and I have worked in a number of countries; in Ireland as a business developer for Stayplanet (2014), in Bangladesh as an intern in the microcredit branch of the Grameen Bank (2015), in India as a project assistant at the Global Development Network (2016), in UK as a research and teaching assistant (2017), in Rwanda as a research and fieldwork officer (2018) and in Colombia as a research officer (2019).
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