Research Fellow at Istituto Carlo Cattaneo Univ. di Bologna
Marco Valbruzzi is currently a research fellow at the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo and at the University of Bologna (Department of Political and Social Sciences) where he works on a project investigating the political consequences of the economic crisis in Europe. He is also Adjunct Instructor at Gonzaga University (Florence campus), where he teaches a seminar on the Italian political system. He earned his BA and MA degrees from the University of Bologna. He has been visiting scholar at the University of California-San Diego (2008) and at the University of Sydney (2014) where he acted as Research Assistant for the Electoral Integrity Project (Harvard University). He has been awarded the 11th “Celso Ghini” Prize by the Italian Society of Electoral Studies for the best BA dissertation (2007), the 5th “Carlo Maria Santoro” Prize by the Italian Political Science Association for the best paper presented at the Annual Conference (2009) and the “Young Researchers Prize” by the scientific journal Polis (2010). Since 2015, he is co-chair of the Standing Groups on “Political Theory and Concept Analysis” and “Candidate and Leader Selection” of the Italian Political Science Association. His fields of interest are: political parties, primary elections, comparative politics, Italian party system and political theory. Part of his research has recently been published in the European Journal of Political Research, Contemporary Italian Politics, Journal of Modern Italian Studies and the Italian Political Science Review. He is currently writing a book on the transformation of West European party systems.