I am an assistant professor at IE University in Madrid, Spain. My research examines how sports influence world politics. I am particularly interested in whether international sports encourage peace between countries, how dictators exploit international sporting events for political gain, and whether banning certain countries from international sports can compel them to change their behavior. 


My other research projects look at how the internet has intensified ideological conflicts and the role that leaders play in international relations. 


I received my Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley in 2016. Prior to graduate school, I attended the University of Notre Dame, where I studied political science and Arabic. I also held postdoctoral fellowships at Dartmouth (2017-2018) and the University of Southern California (2016-2017). 


Mailing Address:

IE University

School of Global and Public Affairs

María de Molina 12, Planta 5
28006 Madrid, Spain​


Email: abertoli@faculty.ie.edu