Valeria Giannotta

Valeria Giannotta is an Italian scholar expert on International Relations and Turkish Politics. She is currently serving as Assistant Professor at Türk Hava Kurumu Üniversitesi in Ankara. She graduated summa cum laude at Catholic University in Milano where she obtained her Ph.D. Since 2009 she has been active in Turkey where she has served as academic in Istanbul, Gaziantep and Ankara. She has authored and presented several articles during national and international conferences, she contributes to think tanks and she engages in high-level strategic meetings. As acknowledge of her analytical objectivity and effort in support to the Italian diplomacy in Turkey, in 2017 she was awarded as Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia by the Presidency of the Republic of Italy. Her last book Erdoğan e il suo partito. AKP tra conservatorismo e riformismo (Castelvecchi, 2018) has been listed among the best current political essays of the year 2018 and got a special prize in the Italian national award Premio Cerruglio 2019.