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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

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2019

Does the awareness of mortality shape people's openness to violence and conflict? An examination of terror management theory

M Vergani, K O'Brien, P Lentini, G Barton

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 111-124, Political psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2018

Alcohol consumption, masculinity, and alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour in sportspeople

K O'Brien, W Forrest, I Greenlees, D Rhind, S Jowett, I Pinsky, A Espelt, M Bosque-Prous, A Sonderlund, M Vergani, M Iqbal

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 335-441, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Intercultural contact, knowledge of Islam, and prejudice against muslims in Australia

F Mansouri, M Vergani

(2018), Vol. 66, pp. 85-94, International journal of intercultural relations, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

How is terrorism changing us?: Threat perception and political attitudes in the age of terror

M Vergani

(2018), Singapore, A1

book

The language of new terrorism: differences in psychological dimensions of communication in Dabiq and Inspire

M Vergani, Ana-Maria Bliuc

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 523-540, Journal of language and social psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal

The three Ps of radicalization: push, pull and personal. A systematic scoping review of the scientific evidence about radicalization into violent extremism

M Vergani, M Iqbal, E Ilbahar, G Barton

(2018), Studies in conflict and terrorism, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Examining Islamic religiosity and civic engagement in Melbourne

M Vergani, A Johns, M Lobo, F Mansouri

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 631-78, Journal of sociology, London, Eng., C1

journal

Beyond social relationships: investigating positive and negative attitudes towards violent protest within the same social movement

M Vergani, G Barton, M Iqbal

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 445-460, Journal of sociology, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

When Catholics turn right: the effects of the Islamic terrorism threat on the fragmented Catholic Italian voters

M Vergani, E Tacchi

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 1885-1903, Journal of ethnic and migration studies, London, Eng., C1

journal

Death reminders increase agreement with extremist views but not violent extremist action in Indonesian Muslims

M Iqbal, K O Brien, A Bliuc, M Vergani

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 891-897, Journal of cross-cultural psychology, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal

Risk and benefit perceptions: Resistance, adoption and uses of ICT among the Italian elderly

S Carlo, M Vergani

(2016), Vol. 9754, pp. 155-166, Human aspects of IT for the aged population. Design for aging, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter
2015

Radical criminals in the grey area: a comparative study of Mexican religious drug cartels and Australian outlaw motorcycle gangs

M Vergani, S Collins

(2015), Vol. 38, pp. 414-432, Studies in conflict & terrorism, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Neojihadist visual politics: comparing YouTube videos of North Caucasus and Uyghur militants

M Vergani, D Zuev

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 1-22, Asian studies review, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2014

Neojihadism and Muslim-Christian relations in the Mindanao Resistance Movement: a study of Facebook digital narratives

M Vergani

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 357-372, Islam and Christian?Muslim relations, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Rethinking grassroots campaigners in the digital media: The 'grassroots orchestra' in Italy

M Vergani

(2014), Vol. 49, pp. 237-251, Australian journal of political science, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Neo- jihadist prosumers and Al Qaeda single narrative: the case study of Giuliano Delnevo

M Vergani

(2014), Vol. 37, pp. 604-617, Studies in conflict & terrorism, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Local political subcultures and party activism in Italy: The case of the Democratic Party

M Vergani

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 381-390, Party politics, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2013

Production of solidarities in YouTube: a visual study of Uyghur nationalism

M Vergani, D Zuev,

(2013), pp. 83-107, Sociology of the visual sphere, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2011

Analysis of YouTube videos used by activists in the Uyghur nationalist movement: combining quantitative and qualitative methods

M Vergani, D Zuev

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 205-229, Journal of contemporary China, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Are party activists potential opinion leaders?

M Vergani

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 71-82, Javnost - the public, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Internet e partecipazione politica: uno studio comparato tra V-Day e No B-Day

M Vergani

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 197-222, Comunicazione politica, Bologna, Italy, C1-1

journal
2010

Folksonomy nel Web, tra utopia e realt

M Vergani

(2010), pp. 115-135, Nuovi media e ricerca empirica. I precorsi metodologici degli Internet Studies, Milan, Italy, B1-1

chapter

Precari per sempre? Nuove forme di comunicazione per nuove lotte

Giovanna Mascheroni, M Vergani

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 52-64, Historia magistra, Milan, Italy, C1-1

journal

Media, participation and the state of democracy

Fausto Colombo, M Vergani

(2010), pp. 123-136, Media and communication studies interventions and intersections: the intellectual work of the 2010 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School, Tartu, Estonia, B1-1

chapter
2009

YouTube e civic commercial engagement. Il caso Obama Girl e Barely Political

M Vergani

(2009), Vol. 40, pp. 131-144, Sociologia della comunicazione, Milan, Italy, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

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 Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, A/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

  • 2019: $2,130,724
  • 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

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

  • 2019: $77,099

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

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

Dr Anthony Ware, Prof Matthew Clarke, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Matteo Vergani, Deakin Research Giving

  • 2018: $10,000

Other Funding Sources

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, A/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

  • 2019: $202,203

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report