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My name is Diego Garzia. I am an SNSF Eccellenza Professor of Political Science at the University of Lausanne, and also a recurring Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Fiesole.
I studied at the Universities of Rome Sapienza (BA, MSc), Leiden (MA), Oxford and Siena (PhD). After my doctoral studies, I held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute (2012-2014) and an SNSF Ambizione Fellowship at the University of Lucerne (2017-2019).

My ongoing research project titled “The Rise of Negative Voting” is funded by an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2020-2024). Together with my team, we investigate the extent to which an increasingly confrontational style of campaigning and political communication—and the rise of negative identifications in a context of partisan dealignment and strong political personalization—could all be driving a distinctive form of negatively-driven voting behavior.

I currently serve as founding convenor of the ECPR Research Network on Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) and as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian National Election Study (ITANES).

You can find my detailed CV here. If you care more for sheer numbers, here is the link to my Google Scholar profile.