Andrea is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS), Institute for Humanities and Social Science, Scuola Normale Superiore. In 2014, he earned his PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University. During his PhD research he worked as a member of the Center for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance under the supervision of Prof. John Dryzek, investigating the deliberative democratic qualities of public sphere organizations. Andrea has worked as a Research Assistant (Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia), Hoover Postdoctoral Fellow (Hoover Chair of Social and Economic Ethics, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Lille 3, France), and Research Associate (European University Institute, Italy). He has published in several international academic journals. His academic interests are deliberative democracy including public deliberation and governance, democratic theory, social movements, environmental politics and history of participatory practices.