Matteo Vergani

Dr Matteo Vergani is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Deakin University. Matteo’s research focuses on investigating the relationships between on- and offline discrimination, micro-aggressions, hate speech, hate crime, and politically motivated violence. Matteo uses mixed methods and interdisciplinary collaborations with data scientists and other STEM colleagues to look at the factors that cause and accelerate hate behaviours, as well as the factors that contribute to preventing and mitigating hate behaviours, such as social cohesion and the inclusion of diverse communities in multicultural societies. Matteo has completed numerous systematic reviews, developed validated measurement tools, and impact evaluations in Australia and South East Asia.