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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.