Expertise: Political science and International Relations.
An assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Magni teaches classes on comparative and European politics, political economy, and LGBTQ politics. His scholarly work explores how economic and identity factors interact to shape political preferences and voting behavior in advanced democracies. Magni’s research on the political consequences of economic inequality, immigration, and LGBTQ politics has been published in several top peer-reviewed academic journals including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and the British Journal of Political Science. His expertise has been sought-out and featured in The Washington Post, Politico, The New Republic, and The New York Times, among other academic and non-academic venues. A first-generation college student, Magni grew up in Italy, obtained his Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill, and completed a postdoc at Princeton University before coming to LMU to join the BCLA faculty in fall 2019.