Alessandro Mazzola is a post-doc researcher at CEDEM. He obtained his Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Liège with a NON-FRIA scholarship. He also works as a post-doc researcher at the Group for research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality (GERME) at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He obtained his B.A. in Intercultural Communication Science and M.A. in Show business and Media Sciences at the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa. His current research project is entitled "Public opinion, mobilisations and policies concerning asylum seekers and refugees in anti-immigrants times" (PUMOMIG), funded by the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO/BRAIN-be).
Alessandro's areas of expertise include the cultural expression and political mobilization of minorities, the integration of newcomers in multicultural societies, the political debate on populism, xenophobia and the extreme-right.