marianna napolitano

Graduated in International Relations at the University of Naples L’Orientale, Marianna Napolitano won a scholarship at Lomonosov Moscow State University funded by of the Minister of the Foreign Affairs. In addition, she had an internship at the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (University of Tartu) where she collaborated with Professor E. Berg in her research focused on the de facto states and relations of the United States with Taiwan and the Transnistria.
In 2015, she got her master degree: in her thesis, supervised by Prof. A. Pierucci and Prof. F. Bettanin, she analysed the concepts of modernity, modernization and democracy in the European Union and Russia in the contemporary age.
From 2015 to 2016 she worked at the Italian Institute of Culture in Ljubljana, initially as part of the Erasmus Traineeship Program and then as full-time employee assigned to the management of the library and language courses.
In 2017 she had an internship at the Foundation for Religious Studies John XXIII. Later she has been enrolled in the PhD program at the “Alta Scuola di dottorato Giuseppe Alberigo” of the Foundation. Her research is focused on the history and the policy of the Russian Orthodox Church in the contemporary age. Currently, she has been collaborating with the CESEC of the University of Naples and from 2018 has been student at the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow and at the Russian State University for the Humanities