Dr Giovanna Di Mauro is a Lecturer at Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, where she teaches a course on peacebuilding through the arts and a course on frozen conflicts.
In 2019, Dr Di Mauro received a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, UK. Dr Di Mauro conducted fieldwork in Moldova, served as an Academic Tutor, and attended a dozen academic conferences. From 2015 to 2016, Dr Di Mauro was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) of the George Washington University, ranked in 2019 the best university-affiliated regional studies centre of the United States (Global Go to Think Tank index).
In 2013, Dr Di Mauro obtained an MA in Expressive Arts, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation from the European Graduate School; in 2010 an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe (Darwin Promotion); and in 2005 a Laurea in International Relations and Diplomacy from L’Orientale.
Dr Di Mauro has written blogs for War on the Rocks, The Transatlantic Puzzle, the LSE US Centre, and the British Sociological Association’s Everyday Society. She is now writing a research monograph and a series of articles on politically engaged art in Chisinau and Tiraspol. Dr Di Mauro has also contributed to an Indus News report on popular culture and politics.