About me: I currently live and work in Sydney, Australia.
My academic background is primarily in politics, democracy and non-democratic regimes, civil society and new communication media. I have a PhD from the University of Westminster (United Kingdom) and a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Catania (equivalent to a BA and MA). Currently I am Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Sydney. As Postdoc, I am working on two projects: one on China and Democracy and one on Networked Politics. Both research projects primarily focus on the relationship between State and Citizens in the Twenty-first century. As Lecturer I teach and mark Postgraduate and Undergraduate Units of Studies in the field of Politics, Regime Transitions, Human Rights, History of Political Thought, Public Opinion, Media and Public Relations. I supervise one PhD student. In the past I have also taught similar courses in the United Kingdom, at the University of Westminster. As Associate of the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN), I convene the network research seminars. I am also co-editor of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between the Sydney Democracy Network and The Conversation. The material published in this series aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century.
I also write regularly a column titled Networked Politics which appears on The Conversation.
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Email: giovanni.navarria[at]sydney.edu.au; giovanninavarria[at]gmail.com