Since January 2018, I am Associate Professor of Political Science at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan, Italy. My research concerns comparative welfare reforms, comparative public policy, with a focus on educational institutions, systems, and reforms in France, Italy, and England. I was awarded my PhD from the Department of Government at the London School and Economics in 2005. Upon completion of my doctorate, I was recipient of the T.H. Marshall Fellowship at the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science (2005-2008). This was externally funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Transformation of the State Research Centre Sfb 597, University of Bremen.