Alice Baroni

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Alice Baroni
Doctoral Researcher
Contact: Email: alice.baroni (at)

Alice Baroni is pursuing a Ph.D. in International Relations and Political Science at the Graduate Institute and works at the CCDP as a Research Assistant for the Violence Prevention (VIPRE) Initiative.

Alice holds a Master’s degree in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute and has previously studied at Sciences Po Lyon, University of Bologna, and University of Milan. Alice’s doctoral research is situated at the intersection between security studies, political sociology, and belief system theory. In particular, she investigates the way in which settler colonial ideologies inform security policies through discursive practices, with a comparative focus on Israel and the United States. Her broader research interests are on how identitary issues (in particular religion, ethnicity, and collective memory) relate to issues of conflict, security, and state-building. She works extensively, but not exclusively, on the Middle Eastern context, in particular on Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria.

Before joining the CCDP, Alice has gained work experience as a research consultant and as a project officer for non-governmental organizations both in Italy and in the Middle East (Center for the Study of Social Movements, Action for Palestine, OXFAM).

Field(s)of Interest:
  • Colonialism and Settler-Colonialism
  • Political Violence, Conflict and Security
  • Ideology and Belief Systems
  • Political and Cultural Sociology
  • Politics of Identity
  • Collective Memory and Conflict
  • Religion and Politics
  • Non-State Actors, Terrorism and Insurgency
  • MENA (Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq)