I am a PhD researcher at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute.
My research is situated at the intersection between EU Political Theory and the Ethics of Refugee Protection. My PhD project seeks to define normatively acceptable and practically feasible regulatory principles for the EU asylum system. Specifically, I aim to establish a new framework for the duties that EU member states ought to have towards each other in relation to the protection of refugees.
Other academic activities
I am the SPS convenor of the Legal and Political Theory Working Group.
I am also responsible for the Job Training and Placement Committee of the EUI Refugee Initiative, an enhanced first reception programme for six asylum seekers, managed by EUI volunteers.
I hold an MSc in Global Politics (Political Theory) with distinction from Durham University. While in Durham, I interned at the Global Policy Journal where I was in charge of producing a video-interview series with leading political theorists and practitioners.
I received a Double Master’s in International Relations from LUISS Guido Carli (Rome) and MGIMO (Moscow). During my studies, I held research positions at Carnegie Europe (Brussels) and the Russian International Affairs Council (Moscow). I also served as Summer Fellow at Ecologic Institute (Berlin) in the framework of the Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders (ACCEL) Programme, organised jointly with Atlantic Council (Washington D.C.).
I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from LUISS Guido Carli (Rome), spending a term at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as Erasmus exchange student.