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Dr Matteo Vergani

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

I have two PhDs in the social and political sciences, one in political psychology from Monash University (2016) and the other PhD in political sociology from the Catholic University of Milan (2011).

I am a full-time postdoctoral researcher at Deakin University where I conduct both quantitative and qualitative research on political violence, conflict and intercultural relations.

I have teaching experience in the areas of research methodology (quantitative and qualitative), political sociology, political psychology, Australian politics and international relations.

I am a regular contributor on the SBS Italian radio program, providing weekly political commentary and analysis.

I have conducted research in Australia, Europe, Southeast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia), Latin America (Brazil and Nicaragua), in Middle East (Palestine), Central Asia (Afghanistan, Uzbekistan).

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Research interests

Why do people engage in political violence? How can we prevent political violence? How can we evaluate whether CVE prevention programs and policies are effective? What is the impact of the perceived threat of terrorism on the public opinion? How can we measure intercultural relations and intercultural conflict?

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Mapping Social Services Provision for Diverse Communities

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Matteo Vergani, Joumanah El Matrah

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2021: $47,851
  • 2020: $128,811

Other Public Sector Funding

Evaluation of Creating Change and Enhance projects

Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2016: $6,818

Understanding Contemporary Terrorism & Developing Policy Responses

Prof Greg Barton, Dr Matteo Vergani, Prof Michele Grossman

  • 2018: $188,491
  • 2017: $69,712

SEAN-CSO on countering violent extremism - 17/11076-03

Dr Matteo Vergani, Prof Greg Barton

  • 2018: $165,041
  • 2017: $18,181

Preventing violent extremism and building youth cohesion through creative production of grassroots online counter-narratives: a pilot intervention and impact evaluation

Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Vanessa Barolsky

  • 2019: $21,906
  • 2018: $51,906

Development and delivery of the Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship Pilot Program

Prof Catherine Beavis, Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Amanda Keddie, Dr Toija Cinque, Dr Luci Pangrazio, Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2018: $166,889

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, Prof Chad Whelan, Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc, Dr Philippa Collins, Dr Hass Dellal, Dr Nida Denson, Prof Kevin Dunn, Dr Liam Magee, Dr Liam McGarty, A/Prof Amanda Third, Dr Michael Ungar, Dr Sherene Idriss

  • 2019: $1,824,753
  • 2018: $1,065,362

Research and Relationships Partner for the South East Asian Network of Civil Society Organisations.

Prof Greg Barton, Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2019: $146,651
  • 2018: $69,007

GCTF Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group - Workshop on Gender and P/CVE: the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

Prof Greg Barton, Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2018: $100,000

Mapping Social Services Provision for Diverse Communities

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Matteo Vergani, Joumanah El Matrah

  • 2020: $10,000

Exploring the missing link between hate and violent extremism: building capacities to collect and share data in Victoria

Dr Matteo Vergani, A/Prof Gail Mason, Mr Daniel Goodhardt, Prof Joshua Freilich, Prof Steven Chermak

  • 2020: $13,605
  • 2019: $63,599

Dissecting lslamophobia: understanding the varied racialisation of Islam using latent class analysis, and what it means for responding

Prof Kevin Dunn, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Craig McGarty, Thierno Diallo, Rachael Sharples, Dr Matteo Vergani, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Amanuel Elias

  • 2019: $22,000

South East Asian Network of Civil Society Organisations (SEAN-CSO) in 2019 20.

Prof Greg Barton, Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2020: $241,329
  • 2019: $130,000

Evaluation of AASW and APS Programs.

Dr Matteo Vergani, Prof Michele Grossman

  • 2020: $144,500

Engagement of a Research and Relationships provider to support activities of the South East Asian Network of Civil Society Organisations (SEAN-CSO) in 2020-21.

Prof Greg Barton, Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2021: $100,000

Industry and Other Funding

Google CVE Effectiveness Audience Research Australia

Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2017: $18,260

Measuring Impacts of Countering Violent Extremism Programs: Implications for Australia

Prof Michele Grossman, Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2018: $4,200

Investigating the need for current practices around countering/preventing violent extremism and the work of Plan International in the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar

A/Prof Anthony Ware, Prof Matthew Clarke, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2018: $10,000

Mapping Social Services Provision for Diverse Communities

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Matteo Vergani, Joumanah El Matrah

  • 2020: $5,000

Systematic review of hate definitions and measurement.

Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2021: $66,263
  • 2020: $54,997

Measuring impact of online and offline campaign for building resilience and tolerance in tackling South and Southeast Asia conflict

Dr Matteo Vergani, Prof Greg Barton

  • 2021: $12,787

Other Funding Sources

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, Prof Chad Whelan, Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc, Dr Philippa Collins, Dr Hass Dellal, Dr Nida Denson, Prof Kevin Dunn, Dr Liam Magee, Dr Liam McGarty, A/Prof Amanda Third, Dr Michael Ungar, Dr Sherene Idriss

  • 2021: $77,203
  • 2020: $163,325
  • 2019: $112,204

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report