Sofia Verza

Research Associate

    Sofia Verza is Research Associate at the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom. In 2023 and 2024, she coordinated the research task of the Local Media for Democracy (LM4D) project. In 2021 and 2022 she was the Project Coordinator of the Study on media plurality and diversity online.

    Previous to joining the CMPF, she was a Visiting Researcher at Columbia University (NYC), Bilgi University (Istanbul) and the University of Antwerp. Her research focuses on the relationship between the media and policy making, national security and freedom of expression, especially in Italy and Turkey. She has collaborated with Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT), the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) consortium, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression project.  

    Sofia holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Perugia and an MA in Law from the University of Trento.