I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago. My research is on international security with a focus on the origins of major wars, U.S.-China relations, and great powers' intervention in civil wars. My dissertation investigates how major wars are caused by the attempts of a great power to escape its encirclement, namely, the possibility of being simultaneously attacked on two fronts.

As a Fellow for the Chicago Center for Teaching I am deeply committed to support graduate students in their first experience as teachers, to articulate inclusive strategies, and to explore new ways of teaching that facilitates a process of self-realization.

I earned a MA in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Florence with a focus on U.S. foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific region since the end of the Cold War and a BA in Political Science from the University of Florence with a concentration on Corporate Social Responsibility.