Ludovica Castelli is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Leicester within the ERC-funded project ‘The Third Nuclear Age’. Within the project, and under the supervision of Prof. Andrew J. Futter, she focuses on the changing nuclear risk landscape in the Regional Security Complex (RSC) of the Middle East. More specifically, she investigates the correlation between the connotations of this Regional Security Complex and the related risk of nuclear proliferation, exploring the factors underlying regional actors’ decision for nuclear acquisition, restraint, or reversal since the late 1950s.
She holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Trento – MEIS, and has a bachelor degree in International Economics from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She previously worked as a research assistant at CESI, Rome, and at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.