Originally from Italy, Giulia comes to Harvard from Emmanuel College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science and international relations. There, her honor thesis focus was processes of democratization within an Islamic framework, specifically targeting the case of Tunisia and the Ennahda Party. At CMES, Giulia studies Arabic and is pursuing an interdisciplinary academic approach to the region. She is particularly interested in historical developments of Islamic thought in North Africa, as well as post-colonial literature and history of Libya and Tunisia. In Boston, Giulia has been involved at the Center for Arabic Culture, a local non-profit organization committed to promoting communal engagement with Arabic culture in the Greater Boston area.