David holds a B.A. from the University of Siena in Communication and a M.A. from the University of Bologna in Social and Political Communication. As an exchange student, he also studied abroad at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and the University of California, San Diego. After working in advertising and p.r. for two years, in the fall of 2011 David enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His main research interests are in comparative political communication and the impact of information and communication technologies on political mobilization and civic engagement.