Alessandro Nai is Assistant Professor of Political Communication and Journalism at the University of Amsterdam. Prior to this he was Senior Research Associate at the University of Sydney and Lecturer at the University of Geneva, where he obtained his PhD in political science in 2010. His research broadly focuses on political communication, voting behaviour, political psychology, and campaigning effects, and he is currently directing a research project that maps the use of negative campaigning in elections across the world.
His recent work has been published in journals as Political Psychology, European Journal of Political Research, Personality and Individual Differences, Electoral Studies and the Journal of Political Marketing. He recently co-edited the volumes New Perspectives on Negative Campaigning: Why Attack Politics Matters (ECPR Press, 2015, with A. S. Walter) and Election Watchdogs (Oxford University Press, 207, with P. Norris).