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EU in Focus Series - Fall 2018
Nicoḷ Conti
Associate Professor, Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome, and Lecturer, New York University Florence

Nicolò Conti is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome. He has taught in international programs at the University of Siena, Georgetown University’s Florence Center, and the FIT State University of New York’s Florence campus. His main research interests focus on parties, elites, cabinets and the European Union. He is the author of Citizens, Europe and the Media: Have New Media Made Citizens More Eurosceptical? (with V. Memoli, Palgrave, 2016) and has edited the books The Challenge of Coalition Government: The Italian Case (with F. Marangoni, Routledge, 2015) and Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States: Parties for Europe, Parties Against Europe (Routledge, 2014). He has published articles in Italian and international journals such as West European Politics, International Political Science Review, South European Society and Politics, Acta Politica, European Politics and Society, and the Italian Political Science Review.

Mattia Guidi
Scuola Normale Superiore

Leila Hadj Abdou
Research fellow, Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

Leila Hadj Abdou is a Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Center, which is part of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. She is currently working on a European Research Council (ERC) project exploring understandings of and approaches to international migration by key governance actors in four world regions, including Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. Before joining the Robert Schuman Centre Leila was a Research Fellow at the Research Group “Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion” (INEX) working on a research project on anti-deportation protests, and Associate Lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Vienna (Austria). From 2014-15 she was a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield (UK); and in 2013/14 she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS, Johns Hopkins University) in Washington D.C.. She held visiting positions at the University College Dublin (Ireland) and the CNRS (Paris, France). Leila holds a Ph.D. (2013) in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (Italy). Leila has published on migration governance, immigration and immigrant integration policies, the regulation and contestation of Muslim practices in Europe, and the populist radical right. Leila has also extensive, practical experience in the field of asylum/migration, having held positions in 2016 and 2017 as a project coordinator for an NGO working with unaccompanied minor asylum seekers, as well as in an educational centre working with adult refugees, and refugee care workers.

Davide Lombardo
Lecturer, New York University Florence

Davide Lombardo teaches history at NYU Florence since 2001. He holds a doctorate in History and Civilization from the European University Institute (Fiesole, Italy). His research focuses on European Urban Culture from the 19th to the 20th century. Lombardo holds an Italian degree in modern Italian history and a French degree in modern French history and has studied extensively at Edinburgh, York (UK), Grenoble (France), and Pisa and Florence (Italy). In 2009 he was Visiting Research Fellow at the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University, Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for British Art, and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Huntington Library. In 2011 he was part of the organizing committee for NYU Florence’s events around the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification. He regularly gives lectures on contemporary Italy and Europe. He currently teaches three courses at NYU Florence which focus on modern European and Italian history: Culture of the City, Modern Italy and Social Foundations III.

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