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About Dr Marianna Griffini

Marianna Griffini joined Northeastern University London in 2023 as Assistant Professor in International Relations and Anthropology in the Department of Politics, International Relations, Sociology and Anthropology. Marianna holds a PhD in European and International Studies from King’s College London, where she worked as a Lecturer from 2020 to 2023.

Contact Information:

Email: marianna.griffini@nulondon.ac.uk

Dr Marianna Griffini's Research

Marianna’s research focuses on party politics, especially on populism, on institutionalisation of populist parties, on Italian politics, and on race and gender. She has taught widely on topics related to comparative politics, democracy, populism, immigration, post-colonialism, and International Political Economy. Marianna published her first monograph on The Politics of Memory in the Italian Populist Radical Right: From Mare Nostrum to Mare Vostrum (Routledge) in 2023. Marianna’s publications include:

  • Griffini, Marianna, “ ‘How can you feel guilty for colonialism? It is a folly’: colonial memory in the Italian populist radical right”, European Politics and Society (2022)
  • Griffini, Marianna, “Critical Discourse Analysis”, “Nativism”, in Cristiano Gianolla and Maíra Magalhães Lopes (eds), Populisms and Emotions Glossary (2022). Available at https://unpop.ces.uc.pt/en/glossário
  • Griffini, Marianna, “The Civic Discourse: Representing Immigrants in the Italian Far Right”, in Anita Auer (ed.), Approaches to Migration, Language, and Identity, Peter Lang (2021)
  • Griffini, Marianna, “The Italian Far Right at the Crossroads of Populism and Nationalism”, in Simona Talani and Matilde Rosina (eds), Tidal Waves? The Political Economy of Populism and Migration in Europe, Peter Lang (2019)

Marianna has been nominated Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2020, and has also won several small grants to attend conferences and to start new research projects. Marianna is well-versed in relations with the media (TV, radio, newspapers, podcasts). Among others, she was interviewed by Sky News, France24, the CNN, CBC Canada, ABC Australia, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg. Marianna welcomes media enquiries.

Dr Marianna Griffini's Teaching

At NU London Marianna is teaching the courses Introduction to Politics and International Relations, and Peoples and Cultures, as well as supervising undergraduate dissertations. She has taught widely on topics related to comparative politics, democracy, populism, immigration, post-colonialism, and International Political Economy. Marianna gained significant administrative experience as the co-convenor of the Policies and Governance in Europe (PAGE) Double Degree at King’s College London (2021-2023), where she also held the role of Deputy Director of the Centre for Italian Politics (2020-2023).