Mario Quaranta obtained a PhD in Political Science (cum laude) in 2013 from the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Firenze (Italy).
He became a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at LUISS University, Roma (Italy), where he also taught political science (BA) and quantitative methods for political research (PhD); and a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore.
He is still a fellow of the Centre on Social Movements Studies (COSMOS) at SNS, and a research affiliate of the Italian Institute for Public Policy Analysis (INAPP), Roma (Italy). He has been a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California–Irvine, and at the Department of Sociology, Universiteit Utrecht.
In the past years, he has has been involved in various research projects on the quality of democracy, political participation, public opinion, and the collection of survey data.
He has published articles in international journals such as Current Sociology, Information, Communication & Society, International Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, European Political Science Review, Social Science Research, Social Indicators Research, and West European Politics, and a monograph titled Political protest in Western Europe: exploring the role of context in political action (Springer, 2015).
During the Max Weber Programme Mario plans to further extend his research interests, focusing in particular on the individual-level heterogeneities in political participation and orientations over time in a comparative perspective.