Luca Verzichelli is a Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Siena. He completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Florence and was Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Siena and Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna.
He has spent several periods as a Visiting Fellow in international research institutions. Among them, the St. Antony’s College at University of Oxford, the Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung in Cologne, the Université de Montreal, the Australian National University.
At the University of Siena he has covered several offices including that of Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences (2009 to 2012), member of the Administrative board (2013-2016), Vice-Rector for International Affairs (2016-2022) and deputy Rector (currently).
He is or has been member of the Editorial Board of the journals Polis, European Political Science, The Journal of Legislative Studies, Southern European Society and Politics. He has been Chief Editor of the Italian Political Science Review (2010-2014). He is currently Chair of the Italian Political Science Association and member of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group of European Universities.
He has published 12 volumes and several peer-reviewed articles in different fields, including élite studies, comparative political institutions and history of European political science.