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Prof. Edoardo Bressanelli is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (2012) and a was a former student ('allievo') of Political Sciences at the Scuola. Before returning to Italy as a winner of the'Rita Levi Montalcini' programme in 2019, Edoardo has been a Lecturer (assistant professor) and then a Senior Lecturer (associate professor) in European Politics at King's College London (Department of European and International Studies), where he is affiliated as a Senior Visiting Research Fellow. Before, he has been a post-doc researcher at the School of Government (LUISS Guido Carli) and an adjunct lecturer at James Madison University (Florence). He has been a visiting fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (EUI) in 2017.

His research mainly concentrates on EU institutions and decision-making, political parties, British and Italian politics. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of European Public Policy, among others. He won the Linz-Rokkan Prize in Political Sociology in 2013 and has been a consultant for the European Parliament on several projects.on European political parties, parliamentary committees, foreign interferences and the legitimacy of the EU economic governance framework.

At the Scuola, he is teaching modules on EU integration, comparative politics and research design. He is also teaching 'European Security: Politics and Policies' for the Master in International Security Studies programme (joint programme with the University of Trento) and, in the PhD in Transnational Governance (joint with the Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence), 'Quantitative Research Methods'. He is also co-teaching the module "Models of Democracy", for the joint honours programme between the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Scuola Sant'Anna, which he coordinates.

Currently, he serves as the co-convenor of the Standing Group on the European Union of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP) and as a member of the editorial board of the journal Politics and Governance. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PGCAPHE).

He has received the scientific habilitation as Full Professor of Political Science.