Dr. Arianna Giovannini
Associate Professor (Reader) in Local Politics, De Montfort University
Dr. Arianna Giovannini is Associate Professor (Reader) in Local Politics and the Deputy Director of the Local Governance Research Centre (LGRC) at the Department of Politics, People and Place, De Montfort University. Between July 2019 and January 2020, Arianna will be working as Director of IPPR North, the leading progressive policy think-tank in the North of England, on a secondment basis.
Before joining DMU in August 2016, she was a Researcher at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), University of Sheffield. She previously held academic positions at University of Leeds (POLIS), the University of Huddersfield and at Leeds Metropolitan University, where she was awarded a PhD in 2014. Before moving to the UK, she worked as a researcher for regional governments and for several academic institutions in Italy.
Arianna is an elected Trustee of the UK Political Studies Association (PSA), a Fellow of the RSA, an Honorary Research Fellow at SPERI (University of Sheffield), and an Associate Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change (University of Edinburgh).