Associate Professor of Political Science, Co-Head of the master Digital Politics and Governance


Associate Professor of Political Science, Co-Head of the master Digital Politics and Governance
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Giulia Sandri is an Associate Professor at ESPOL. She was previously a 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; European Political Science; Acta Politica; Comparative European Politics; Italian Political Science Review and Regional and Federal Studies. In 2022, 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 has also coordinated with Giliberto Capano (University of Bologna, Italy) a special issue on Politics in Italy 2022: The year of Mario Draghi. She recently 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). 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. 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. Moreover, she is member of the Executive Committee of the Political Studies Association’s Technology, Internet, and Policy Specialist Group (TIP) and she is the Book Reviews Editor of the Italian political Science Review.


Languages spoken: English, French, Italian



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



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