I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Law Department of the European University Institute, where I work on issues of intersectional discrimination and equality law in Europe under the supervision of Prof. Claire Kilpatrick. My broad area of expertise is European human rights law, and I have a particular interest in intersectionality theory and anti-discrimination law, gender and feminist legal studies and critical equality theory.
I was trained as a political scientist and received my Master’s Degree from Sciences Po Lille in France and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Germany. After a year of specialisation in international human rights law at SAIS Europe, Johns Hopkins University, where I obtained a Master’s degree in international affairs, I received a LL.M. in Comparative, European and International laws from the EUI. I embarked on the Ph.D. journey in 2014, which took me to many exciting adventures. In 2016-2017, I was lucky enough to go on a research fellowship to Columbia Law School in New York thanks to the Fulbright-Schuman scholarship.
During my time in Florence, I gained experience in teaching through delivering an expert lecture on anti-discrimination law to legal scholars at ERA in Trier, teaching EU anti-discrimination law to Master’s students at the law department of the University of Florence, and following an expert-led teacher training at the EUI. I also acquired expertise in the field of scientific edition and coordination, being a Managing Editor of the European Journal of Legal Studies for over two years. Finally, I was able to put into practice the knowledge gained through my Ph.D. research through acting as a consultant for Open Society Initiative for Europe on the topic of intersectional discrimination.
Since June 2018, I have been a postdoctoral researcher in gender equality law at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and a member of the coordination team of the gender equality stream of the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination, which provides expert information and advice to the European Commission on national developments in gender equality and non-discrimination law in Europe.