Anna Ascani is Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Development since March 2021. From 2019 to 2021, she was Vice-Minister of Education. Deputy of the Democratic Party in the XVII and XVIII legislature, she is currently Vice President of the Democratic Party. Before that, she was the national head of the Department of Culture of the Democratic Party and leader of the Democratic Party group in the VII Commission (on culture, science and education).
She published “Accountability. The virtue of democratic politics” (Editrice Città Nuova) in 2014 and “Senza Maestri – Storie di una generazione fragile” (Rubbettino Editore) in 2019.
She graduated in Philosophy (specialization “Ethics, Politics and Sciences of Religions”) and is originally from the Umbria region, where she was born in Città di Castello in 1987.