I joined the European University Institute’s Law Department as a fully funded PhD researcher in September 2019. My PhD study queries whether human trafficking is an international crime and the extent to which its international criminality matters. In addition to questions of criminal law, I am interested in legal philosophy, critical theories of law, and international human rights law.
Prior to joining the Law Department as a PhD researcher, I obtained a LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws (EUI) and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with honors, majoring in European Union law and international law (Tallinn University). During my studies, I was a legal assistant at a disability rights law office and, as a research assistant, I was involved in the preparation and copy-editing of diverse projects relating to EU law, especially EU criminal law, free speech and socio-economic rights. In 2019, I was a trainee at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, where, as a part of the migration team, I worked on research projects related to the criminalization of search and rescue operations and migrant integration. In November 2019, I became part of the editorial team of the European Journal of Legal Scholarship and I currently head the international law section.