Linda Basile is a Fixed-Term Researcher (L. 240/10 type A) in Political Science (SPS/04) at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena since June 2019.
Since October 2021 she is co-editor of the scientific journal European Political Science (EPS).
She teaches "Research Design and Quantitative Methods" within the master's degree course in "Communication Strategies and Techniques" of DISPOC (LM-92) and "Design Thinking and Participatory Processes" at the master's degree course in "Social sustainability and welfare management" of DISPI (LM-87).
Previously, she taught "Analysing Public Opinion" at the Royal Holloway University of London (2019) and various courses in data analysis, social research methodology, and use of STATA® statistical software within I and II level Masters and PhD courses of the University of Siena.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Politics and International Relations, a master's degree in European Union Government and International Politics from the University of Catania and a PhD in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena.
She currently participates in the EuComMeet project (https://www.eucommeet.eu/), funded by the European H2020 program (Grant Agreement No 959234) and coordinated by the University of Siena.
Previous research activities and projects
From 2013 to 2019 she was a research fellow at the same Department, working on several European and national projects. In particular, from 2013 to 2015 she participated in the TRANSWORLD project (Project ID: 290454, website http://transworld.iai.it/), while from 2015 to 2018 she was a member of the research team of the European project H2020 EUENGAGE, coordinated by the University of Siena (Grant Agreement No. 649281 - http://www.euengage.eu/), of which she was also project manager. Finally, since 2019 she has been working on the IMAJINE project (http://imajine-project.eu/), funded by the European H2020 program (Grant Agreement No 726950) and coordinated by the University of Aberystwyth. She is also involved in the other research activities of the Department, including those of the DISPOC Interdisciplinary Department (https://interdispoc.unisi.it/it).
Her main research interests are: (1) Public opinion on issues of political interest; (2) Parties, political positioning and study of frames; (3) Territorial decentralisation and regionalism; (4) Territorial inequalities and solidarity; (5) Methodology of social research and data analysis, with particular attention to the theoretical-practical aspects of the following methods: opinion polls, content analysis, and participatory methods.
On these topics she published a book and several articles on peer-reviewed journals (Party Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Comparative European Studies, Regional & Federal Studies, European Politics and Society, Rivista Italiana di Scienze Politiche-RISP, Land Use Policy).
Personal website: https://www.lindabasile.it/