Michelangelo Vercesi (Ph.D., University of Pavia) is Lecturer in Political Science at Leuphana University in Lüneburg and executive member of the International Committee on Political Sociology. He held visiting and teaching positions at the University of Vienna, University of Milan, and Keele University. In 2019, he was invited as visiting scholar at the Torcuato di Tella University of Buenos Aires. His research focuses on comparative government, political elites, and party politics. His forthcoming monograph (Palgrave) is Changing Prime Ministers’ Careers in Europe: A Comparative Perspective, coauthored with Ferdinand Müller-Rommel and Jan Berz.