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Linda Basile is Research Fellow (L. 240/10 letter A) in Political Science (SPS/04) at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena, since June 2019. 

She graduated in Politics and International Relations (BA) and Government of European Union Governance and International Politics at the University Catania, and she received her doctorate in Comparative and European Politics at the University of Siena.

She currently works on the IMAJINE project (, funded under the European programme H2020 (Grant Agreement No 726950). She is also involved in the other research activities of the Department, including those of the Interdisciplinary Department DISPOC, selected by the MIUR as department of national excellence (

Since 2016 she teaches "Surveys and Data Analysis" ("Inchieste di Opinione e Analisi dei Dati") at the MA degree in Communication Strategies and Techniques at DISPOC (LM-92).

Previously, she taught "Analysing Public Opinion" at Royal Holloway University of London (2019) and other courses of data analysis, research methods, and use of the statistical software  STATA® at Masters and PhD programmes at University of Siena.

From 2013 to 2019 she was a postdoctoral researcher at DISPOC, working on several European and national projects. In particular, from 2013 to 2015 she participated to the TRANSWORLD project (Project ID: 290454, website:, and from 2015 to 2018 she was part of the research team and project manager for the H2020 EUENGAGE project, coordinated by the University of Siena (Grant Agreement No. 649281 -

Her main research interests are: (1) Public opinion on political issues; (2) Party positioning and frames; (3) Decentralisation and regionalisms; (4) Research methods and data analysis, with focus on the theoretical-practical aspects of the following methods: surveys, content analysis, and participatory methods.

Linda Basile published a book and articles (in Party Politics, Regional & Federal Studies, Rivista Italiana di Scienze Politiche-RISP) on party positioning on the issue of decentralisation in Italy.

Recently, she co-authored researches on public opinion on issues related to the European integration, such as solidarity on immigration (in European Journal of Political Research - EJPR, with F. Olmastroni) and the rise of sovereignist and populist orientations (in European Political Science - EPS, with R. Borri and Luca Verzichelli). On the latter topic, she also co-edited a special issue for EPS, with O. Mazzoleni.

She is currently working on researches on territorial inequalities and solidarity in Europe.

Office hours

  • Tuesday from 15:00 to 16:00
    Place: Via Mattioli, 10 - stanza n°25
    Note: E' possibile concordare con il docente un appuntamento in altra data oltre a quella prevista per il ricevimento.

Teaching activities

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Course year: 2 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES A.Y. 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Course year: 2 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF COMMUNICATION A.Y. 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Course year: 2 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF COMMUNICATION A.Y. 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Course year: 2 Second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF COMMUNICATION A.Y. 2014/2015


Latest publications:

  • Basile, L., & Mazzoleni, O. (2019). Sovereignist wine in populist bottles? An introduction. EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY, 1-12. - view more
  • Basile, L. (2019). The Party Politics of Decentralization: The Territorial Dimension in Italian Party Agendas. HOUNDMILLS, BASINGSTOKE RG21 6XS, ENGLAND : PALGRAVE. - view more
  • Basile, L., Borri, R., & Verzichelli, L. (2019). For whom the sovereignist Bell Tolls?’ Individual determinants of support for sovereignism in ten European countries. EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY. - view more
  • Basile, L., & Olmastroni, F. (2019). Sharing the burden in a free riders’ land: The EU migration and asylum policy in the views of public opinion and politicians. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH. - view more
  • Antonelli, M., Basile, L., Gagliardi, F., & Isernia, P. (2019). AGRIFOODMED Delphi. Trends, challenges and policy options for water management, farming systems and agrifood value chains in 2020-2030. - view more