Emanuele Massetti is a "Montalcini" Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of International Studies and the Department of Sociology at the University of Trento, where he is conducting the research project "Independence in Europe': A feasible project or wishful thinking? A study of the attitudes of EU institutions towards secessionist instances in member-states" (2019-2021). He is co-editor of the JCMS Annual Review of the European Union. Before joining the University of Trento, he has held various academic positions at the University of Edinburgh, Gediz University (Izmir) and the University of Surrey. His work is located within the field of Comparative Politics, with a specific interest in party politics, territorial politics and institutional reforms. He has published widely on regionalist parties, devolution/federalism and electoral reforms. He co-edited the volumes The Party Politics of Territorial Reforms in Europe (Routledge, 2014) and The People and the Nation: Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe (Routledge, 2020). Recently he has concentrated his research on secessionism in the European Union, both in the form of processes of secession from the EU (Brexit) and processes of secession within EU member-states.