Stefano Bonino is an Italian scholar. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh (PhD and MSc), the University of Bologna (MSc) and the University of Turin (BA) and previously worked at the University of Birmingham, Durham University, Northumbria University and the University of Trento.
An interdisciplinary scholar, Stefano has conducted research on security-related topics and migration-related topics. He has disseminated his work in academia, in the media and in the policy-making world both in Europe and internationally. Thanks to his experience he acted as an advisor on radicalisation and violent extremism for the City of Turin.
Stefano’s research has appeared in edited collections and in numerous academic journals, such as Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Political Studies Review, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Contemporary Islam, Scottish Affairs, Perspectives on Terrorism and others. His academic monograph, Muslims in Scotland: The Making of Community in a Post-9/11 World, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2016 and was shortlisted for the 2017 Saltire Society Research Book of the Year Award.
Stefano has published analyses in CTC Sentinel, Small Wars Journal and Harvard Public Health Review and has conducted policy-oriented work for the European Commission and the Center for the Study of Democracy. He is a regular contributor to print and online media and his work has appeared in several outlets, such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, Holyrood, The Herald, Times Higher Education, BBC Mundo, BBC Radio Scotland, El Observador, La Razón, Daily Times (Pakistan) and The Conversation.