Lecturer in International Relations at Leiden University.
Her research interests are in international theory, security and political ideologies. Her publications have explored aspects of cooperation and rivalry between states and nonstate armed groups, with an empirical concentration on the Middle East.
Her new research project, for which she has been awarded with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship (with Sciences Po in Paris and Columbia University in New York), will investigate how religious ideas have shaped the United Nations.
She is the author of The Politics of Dissimulation. How Hezbollah resists against the World (published in Italian in 2018 and forthcoming in English).