I am PhD Researcher in international human rights law at the EUI. I joined the Department of Law in 2017. I am an international human rights lawyer, specialised in gender rights and human rights indicators. Building on critical legal feminist and queer studies, my current research analyses the challenges to the protection of diverse gendered subjectivities stemming from dichotomous categorisations of, and within, sex and gender, as well as masculinities and femininities under international human rights law. In the light of the constellations of (gendered) subjectivities, I am equally interested in potential intersections between psychoanalytical studies and human rights theory and practice. At the EUI, I am an active member of the Engaged Academics Working Group, which aims to connect the EUI with civil society at large. We organise public debates, conferences and roundtables with citizens, local associations, schools and other institutions on the current challenges the EU is facing.
Prior to joining the EUI, I was gender and land rights intern at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), where I supported the development of indicator 5.a.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (women’s equal control of land). I was previously legal intern at the European Court of Human Rights and research fellow at the University of Trieste (Italy). I hold a Master of Laws (Comparative, European and International Laws) from the EUI, a Master of Laws (Human Rights, Conflict and Justice) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London) and a combined Bachelor and Master of Laws from the University of Trieste. I spent study and research visit periods at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki.