Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of ESPOL-LAB Research Center, Co-Head of the master Digital Politics and Governance


Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of ESPOL-LAB Research Center, Co-Head of the master Digital Politics and Governance
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Giulia Sandri is Associate Professor in Political Science at ESPOL. She is Director of ESPOL-LAB Research Centre for European and International Politics and Co-Director of the Master in Digital Politics and Governance. Moreover, she is member of the Executive Committee of the Political Studies Association’s Technology, Internet, and Policy Specialist Group (TIP) and the Principal Investigator at the Catholic University of Lille/Work Package co-leader for 3 of the Horizon Europe project “ACTEU-Towards a new era of representative democracy – Activating European citizens’ trust in times of crises and polarization” which runs between 2023 and 2026. She is also co-chair of the Digital Parties Network.

She was previously Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Christ Church college 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.

Her main research interests are digital politics, comparative politics, quality of democracy and political behavior. Her work recently has been published in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties; Réseaux and French Politics. She has published an article on “Political information consumption and Electoral Turnout During COVID” in the journal French Politics with Marie Neihouser (University of Toulouse 3), Felix von Nostitz (ESPOL) and Tristan Haute (University of Lille). She also published with Springer an edited volume on “Digital Parties – The Challenges of Online Organisation and Participation”, with Oscar Barberà (University of Valencia, Spain) and Patricia Correa (Aston University, United Kingdom). Her full list of publications can be found on ORCID, on Researchgate, or GoogleScholar.

She is Principal investigator of several projects, among which the French chapter of the Comparative Candidate Survey project and the Research Project PEOPLE2022 – Pratiques Électorales et OPinions Lors des Élections de 2022 (Electoral Practices and Opinions in the 2022 Elections). She previously (2018-2022) participated as Researcher in the research project “RECONNECT”( ), a H2020 funded, multidisciplinary research project on “Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law”. Moreover, and she is the Book Reviews Editor of the Italian political Science Review.



Recording of the 9th session of the Research Committee on Political Sociology (CPS), affiliated to the International Sociological Association (ISA-RC18) and the International Political Science Association (IPSA-RC06), seminar series “CPS talks with authors”: Dr. Giulia Sandri and Patricia Correa Vila, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University, Birmingham present their edited volume, Digital Parties. The Challenges of Online Organisation and Participation published by Springer in 2021. Video available here:


Languages spoken: English, French, Italian



  • Digital Regulation and Platform Governance (M1)
  • Digital Democracy (M1)
  • Digital Politics in Practice (M1)
  • Political sociology (Bachelor 2)
  • Internet and Politics (Bachelor 3)



  • EU digital policies and regulation
  • Digital media and political participation
  • Party politics
  • Quality of democracy
  • Territorial politics
  • Political behaviour