Claudia Annovi’s work and interest focus mainly on radicalisation, violent extremism and conspiracy theories. She is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Applied Social Research at La Sapienza University (Rome). Her project investigates the nexus between conspiracy theories and populism in Tunisia.
Annovi previously worked as an analyst at the Rome-based think tank CeSI – Centro Studi Internazionali. In this capacity, she was the central researcher and assistant project manager in various European and international projects on hate speech, radicalisation, and violent extremism.
Annovi graduated with honours in Languages, Cultures, and Societies of Asia and Mediterranean Africa at Ca' Foscari University (Venice) in 2017. She obtained her Master's degree with a special academic mention from the University of Turin with a thesis focusing on Tunisian Islamism.