Associate Professor of Political Science


Associate Professor of Political Science
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Giulia Sandri is an Associate Professor at ESPOL and a research associate at the CEVIPOL, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Her main research interests are digital politics, party politics, quality of democracy and political behavior. Her work recently has been published in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties; European Political Science; Acta Politica; Comparative European Politics; Italian Political Science Review and Regional and Federal Studies. She has also recently co-edited a book with Antonella Seddone (University of Turin, Italy) on New Paths for Selecting Political Elites published by Routledge and she has a book coming out with Springer next fall on “Digital Parties – The Challenges of Online Organisation and Participation”, co-edited with Oscar Barberà (University of Valencia, Spain) and Patricia Correa (Aston University, United Kingdom). She participates in the research project “RECONNECT”( ), a four-year, H2020 funded, multidisciplinary research project on “Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law”. She is Researcher in work package 6 (WP6) on “Practices of democracy in EU multi-level settings” and recently co-edited a Working Paper on “Citizens’ Participation and Electoral Linkages” for this project. She is also co-chair of the Digital Parties Network. Her full list of publications can be found on Researgate, or GoogleScholar. She is also the Book Reviews Editor of the Italian political Science Review.

Giulia Sandri was previously a Research Fellow at the Christ Church and at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford. She holds a PhD from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.


Languages spoken: English, French, Italian



  • History of European integration (Bachelor 1)
  • Parties and party systems in Europe (Bachelor 2)
  • Political sociology (Bachelor 2)
  • Territorial politics (Bachelor 3)
  • Digital Democracy (M1)



  • Digital media and political participation
  • Party politics
  • Quality of democracy
  • Territorial politics