Ph.D. in Political Theory and Public Affairs (University of Roma Tre, 2011), he is currently Post-doc Research Fellow and Lecturer at Università della Svizzera Italiana, where he teaches Political Communication and Political Theory.
He is also Professor of Politics at IES Abroad Rome and Adjunct Professor of Methodology of Social Sciences at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. He was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University (New Haven, CT), at the American University (Washington DC), and at the Newberry Library of Chicago.
He has around 15 years of research and teaching experience in various universities and research centers (Yale, The Umbra Institute of Perugia, Newberry Library of Chicago, American University in Washington DC, Fondazione Censis, Eurispes, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, LUMSA, University of Roma Tre, Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice, IED Rome, University of Urbino, IULM Milan, Sole24Ore Business School, etc.).
Expert in the field of open government and political processes (in particular on lobbying, public affairs and political innovation, topics on which he regularly speaks in international conferences), with a solid background in methodology and philosophy.
He has experience as a leader of various international research groups and coordinator of different civic, social, and political projects.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs.
His works have appeared in various peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Public Affairs, ComPol, Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche, Rivista di Politica) and as book chapters in international volumes.
Trying to bridge the gap between academic research and policy action, Dr. Bitonti provides advice to a variety of NGOs, firms and governments, and works with various organizations promoting open government and innovation in the political world.