Valentina Bartolucci is an Associate Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre Science for Peace, Pisa, and an Adjuct Lecturer at the University of Pisa, Italy. Valentina has also a three-year Visiting Fellowship at the University of Derby (UK). She was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholar (year 2013-14) that she spent at Arizona State University working on a project on Public Diplomacy as Anti-Terrorism under the direction of Professor Steve Corman.

Dr. Bartolucci has previously worked as a Junior Technical Expert for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Morocco, and as a consultant for various international organizations (in Italy, Burkina-Faso and India). She regularly offers consultancies on issues linked to terrorism, organized crime, migration, American and Middle Eastern foreign policies for various national and international organizations as well as governmental departments around Europe.

Valentina is acting as advisor to various European governmental departments on security issues, in particular terrorism. In December 2014, she was invited as a top expert on jihadist narratives in North Africa to a round table event hosted at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK) to advise about the evolution of jihadist narratives in the Middle East. Valentina is also a Contributing Analyst for Wikistrat, the world's first crowdsourced consultancy.

In recognition of her impact internationally, she was made a Member of the Aspen Institute Italia (group I protagonisti italiani nel mondo). In 2011, she was nominated for the Who's Who Academic excellence.

Dr. Bartolucci has published extensively in the fields of politics, critical discourse analysis, security and surveillance.