Short Curriculum Vitae
Current position
11/2018-present, Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration and co-director of the Centre for Public Administration, School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
Education
  • 2019/2020, Ulster University. Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PgCHEP)
  • 2007/2011, Université de Genève. PhD in Multilingual Communication Management
  • 2005/2006, University of York, UK. Master of Science (MSc) in Economics
  • 2002, Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris. Exchange student
  • 1998/2003, Università Commerciale “L. Bocconi”, Milan. BSc [4 years] in Public administration and international institutions management
Work experience
  • 04-06/2019, University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa, Visiting research fellow, School of Political Studies - Faculty of Social Sciences
  • 05-08/2018, Universität Leipzig, Postdoc research fellow, Department of English Studies
  • 02/2016-08/2018, Università della Svizzera italiana (University of Lugano), Teaching fellow, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Lugano
  • 05/2015-01/2018, Inštitut za narodnostna vprašanja (Institute for Ethnic Studies), Ljubljana, Research fellow
  • 11/2011-05/2018, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Postdoc research fellow, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (2011-2015), Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (2015-2018)
  • 10/2006-09/2011, Université de Genève, Research assistant, Faculty of translation and interpreting (FTI)
  • 11/2003-09/2005, Université de Genève, Research and teaching assistant, Faculty of translation and interpreting (FTI)
  • 02-05/2003, European Commission, Representation office in Milan, Internship
Other academic and professional qualifications
  • 2020, Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA), United Kingdom
  • 2015, « Qualification » both in Economics and in Linguistics, French Ministry of Research and Education (Conseil National des Universités)
Training
  • 2017, Module "Treatment Effect Analysis" (Empirische Kausalanalyse), Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty of Economics and Management. Unregistered student.
  • 2014, Training in project management. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2014, Summer School, "Microeconometrics using Stata: Nonlinear Models", University of Cambridge.
  • 2014, Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Lindau, Germany, 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences
  • 2014, Barcelona GSE Summer School in Microeconometrics, "Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Evaluation", Universidad Pompeu Fabra
  • 2010, Second doctoral school of the DYLAN project “Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity”, Universität Wien
  • 2009, Postgraduate Forum of the DYLAN project "Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity”, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 2009, Doctoral School of the LINEE Training Institute (Languages In a Network of European Excellence).
  • 2008, Doctoral School on “Cultural Diversity”, Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici – Università di Bologna
  • 2008, First doctoral school of the DYLAN project, École Normale Supérieure (Lettres et sciences humaines), Lyon
  • 2007, Individual module (BA level) in "Contemporary Political Philosophy", Department of Economic and Social Sciences. Université de Genève. Registered student (auditor)
Teaching (selection)
  • Since 2018, Ulster University, School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences: Contemporary Issues in Public Policy(Master of Public Administration); Introduction to Government and Public Policy (BSc in Politics and International Studies); International Social Policy(BSc in Social Policy)
  • 2016-2018, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. Department of Communication Sciences, Gestione istituzionale della diversità linguistica e culturale (“Institutional management of linguistic and cultural diversity”), (BSc in Communication Sciences)
  • 2012-2013, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Business and Economics. Ökonomie und Sprache (“Economics and Language”), (MA in Economics, with Bengt-Arne Wickström)
  • 2003-2005, Université de Genève, Faculty of translation and interpreting (FTI): Seminars in Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Introduction to international trade; Introduction to money and finance (BSc in Translation Studies)
SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND PRIZES
  • 2021, Contract research, “The European Union’s Approach to Multilingualism in its own Communication Policy”, European Parliament. With European Policies Research Centre Delft (EUR 95’000)
  • 2021, Contract research, “Developing an Index of Linguistic Justice”, Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) (USD 5’000)
  • 2020, Contract research, “Linguistic Minorities in Trentino”, Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento (EUR 8,280)
  • 2019, Project “Towards an index of linguistic inclusion”, University Alliance - Marie-Curie COFUND PhD Fellowships (GBP 66,000)
  • 2019, Contract research, “Design and Evaluation of the Friulian Language Policy” (2019-2022), Regional Agency for the Friulian Language (EUR 19,975)
  • 2018, Project “Institutional bilingualism in the ethnically mixed areas in Slovenia: evaluation of bilingualism bonus programme”, ARRS - Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije (Slovenian Research Agency), with Sonja Novak Lukanovič (EUR 250,000)
  • 2018, Project “Managing multilingualism in the public administration”, DAAD-Deutscher Akademischer Aus-tauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service. Forschungsstipendien für promovierte Nachwuchs-wissenschaftler (Postdoc-Programm) – Kurzstipendien (EUR 10,000)
  • 2016, Research grant, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (CND 10,000)
  • 2013, Post-doc research grant, project "Language Policy and Linguistic Justice in the European Union", Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Executive Agency for Research (REA), European Commission (EUR 162,000)
  • 2013, Contract research, "Towards an Index of Linguistic Justice", Esperantic Studies Foundation (USD 3,000)
  • 2011, Post-doc research grant, project "Multilingualism and Linguistic Justice in the European Union", Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research (CHF 61,500)
  • 2011, Post-doc research grant, DAAD-Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service. (EUR 10,685). Declined
  • 2004, Best dissertation. International competition prize for studies and research on multilingualism. Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Italy (EUR 2,500)
PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • 2016- 2020, International research project "Ocupaciones y lenguaje" (Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness & Recercaixa-ACUP, budget €146,000)
  • 2015- 2018, European research project, MIME “Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe” (7th Framework Programme of the European Union, budget €5 million)
  • 2011-2006, European research project, DYLAN “Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity” (6th Framework Programme of the European Union, budget €5 million)
EXTERNAL EXPERT/ ADVISOR (excluding contract research projects)
  • Swiss Confederation
  • European Parliament
  • IPRASE (Istituto provinciale per la ricerca e la sperimentazione educativa – Institute for Research and Innovation in Education) of the Province of Trento (Italy)
  • University of Florence
  • European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany
EDITORIAL COMMITTEES
  • Since 2018, Editor of Language Problems & Language Planning
  • 2019, Guest editor of Empirica – Journal of European Economics
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES
  • Member of the board of directors of the Language Policy Study Group, Italian Linguistic Society
  • Member of the board of directors of the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems, Universala Esperanto-Asocio
MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS
  • Co-founder of the international network “Economics and Language” (REAL)
  • Member of the International Political Science Association, the Political Studies Association, the European Association of Labour Economists, and the Italian Linguistics Society
  • Affiliated with the Institute for Ethnic Studies in Ljubljana, the Economics-Languages-Education Research Group at the University of Geneva, and the Language Management Interdisciplinary Research Group at the University of Ottawa
REFEREEING AND REVIEWS
  • Organisations: Dutch Research Council of Dutch Council for the Humanities; Italian Ministery of University and Research (Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca)
  • Book publishers: Amsterdam University Press; Cambridge University Press; University of Michigan Press
  • Journals: Applied Linguistics; European journal political economy; European Union Politics; International Journal of Multilingualism; International Journal of Social Economics; International Journal of the Sociology of Language; Język. Komunikacja. Informacja; Journal English as a Lingua Franca; Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Journal of Multicultural Discourses; Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development; Journal of Nationalism, Memory & Language Politics; Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE); Language and Education; Language Policy; Language Problems & Language Planning; Language, Culture and Curriculum; Meta: Journal des traducteurs / Translators' Journal; Open Linguistics; Parallèles; Political Studies; Population Research and Policy Review; Revue française des affaires sociales; Revue internationale des francophonies; SAGE Open; Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research; SN Business & Economics; SN Social Sciences; Sociolinguistica
LANGUAGE SKILLS (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Understand (listen/read)—speak—write)
  • Italian: native speaker
  • French: C2—C2—C1
  • English: C2—C1—C1
  • German: C1—C1—C1 (Goethe-Zertifikat C1, 2014)
  • Esperanto: B2—B2—B2
  • Spanish: B1—A2—A1
  • Catalan: receptive reading skills
IT SKILLS
  • MS Windows, MS Office
  • Stata