Alberto won a scholarship to carry out his PhD in the Law Department of the European University Institute, which he successfully defended in 2018. His doctoral thesis examined historically and comparatively the relationship between modes of legal thought, the evolution of statehood, and rules and principles of private international law. His expertise focuses on family law, conflict of laws, comparative law, legal pluralism and legal history. His research interests also include free movement, migration, social integration and multiculturalism. Alberto holds a Bachelor’s degree in Languages, Cultures and Institutions of Eurasia obtained from University of Venice in 2009. In December 2011, he completed a Master’s degree in International Comparative Legal Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. While at SOAS, he also taught there in the LLB course ‘Legal Systems of Asia and Africa’ and in the LLM course ‘International Law and Global Orders’. In 2013 Alberto was awarded an LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws by the EUI. Previously, Alberto was post-graduate Research Assistant in RELIGARE, an FP7 project on religious diversity and innovative approaches to law and policy in Europe. Between March and August 2015 he worked for the European Commission in Unit C2 ‘free movement and citizenship’ of the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers.