About the author


Hi, my name is Matteo. I am a postdoctoral researcher at Deakin University – Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, and I am passionate about political violence, its causes, its impact on society, and the study of what could prevent it.

I have a PhD in ‘Sociology and Methodology of Social Research’ (2011, Catholic University of Milan), and a second PhD in Political Science at Monash University (2016) on the psychology of violent extremism in Australia.

I use both quantitative and qualitative methods.

I have another blog on Italian politics and right-wing populism: it’s called Fuga dal centro, and it is written in Italian language.

Some of the research that I conducted created public debate and policy discussion. Please see some of the media coverage here:

My professional pages:

I live in Melbourne, and my email address is: vergani.matteo@gmail.com