Nicolò is an SGSSS/ESRC-funded doctoral candidate in the Department of International Relations at the University of St Andrews and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Program on Extremism at The George Washington University. His research examines the role of family, family networks and dynamics in facilitating or constraining transitional journeys in and out extremism. It aims to develop theoretical and empirical insights into the mechanisms by which extremist ideas, beliefs and values are transmitted between and across generations, and the factors that can trigger or inhibit radicalisation at different life stages.
His works have been published in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Small Wars Journal, International Counter-Terrorism Review, and Mondadori Education. Nicolò is the author of Terrorismo: Teorie, Problemi e Prospettive, published by Mondadori in 2021, and co-editor of Jihadist Terror: New Threats, New Responses, published with I.B. Tauris in 2019.
Nicolò holds a BA with honours in Investigation and Security Sciences from the University of Perugia and graduated with Distinction from King’s College London with an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society. He previously worked as a research analyst at the Combating Jihadist Terrorism in the UK (CoJiT-UK), and served as a research assistant at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT).