Vito Morisco is a doctoral candidate in Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter, UK, and Ernst Mach fellow at oiip where he analyses the evolution of the Afghan Taliban. Before joining the oiip, he worked as an intern at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany and at the immigration office of the Italian Ministry of Interior. He also completed a Certificate in Terrorism Studies at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), University of St. Andrews, Scotland. In addition, Vito studied Persian language at the University of Tehran, Arabic at the University of Jordan and worked as junior analyst at the Institute for Islamic Strategic Affairs (IISA) in London. His research interests include critical terrorism studies, political violence and Islamist movements.
- PhD in Middle East Politics, University of Exeter (UK) (2018 – )
- MA in Middle East and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter (UK) (2016-2017)
- MA in International Studies, University of Siena (Italy) (2013-2015)
- BA in Intercultural Mediation, University of Bari (Italy) (2009-2013)
- “Italian Muslim Communities and National Counterterrorism Strategy: Between Normalisation and Securitisation”, in Fahmi and Magazzini (eds.), The Governance of Islam and Violent Radicalization (Routledge, 2023) (forthcoming).
- “Mediating Security in a Sectarian State: Case Study of Lebanon”, Rethinking the Empirical Reality of Statehood in the MENA Region – British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), November 2022.