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PhD Research Topic: ‘Trafficking in human beings, gender and the asylum determination process: Examining the significance of the multiple identities of male victims of trafficking and asylum seekers in the United Kingdom and in Italy’
Supervisor: Prof. Siobhán Mullally
PhD Candidate, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway (exp 2021)
LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy, University College Cork (2017)
Diploma in International Cooperation and Development, Institute for International Political Studies (2015)
BA in Political Science and International Relations, University of Milan (2014)
Areas of Interest: International Human Rights Law, Migration Law, Refugee Law, Human Trafficking, Labour Exploitation, Socio-Economic Rights, Comparative Law, EU Law, Public Policy
Displacement Tracking Matrix Consultant at the International Organisation for Migration (2018)
Fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights (2017- )
Research Assistant to Prof. Siobhán Mullally, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights (2017- )
Legal internship with Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, Cork City (2017)
Teaching Assistant at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH (2015 to 2016)
Project Officer at the Municipality of Milan’s Office for International Cooperation and Development, Milan (2014 to 2015)
‘Asylum from Human Trafficking? Balancing State Security Concerns and Individual Protection Rights in the United Kingdom’ at the conference on Human Rights, Migration and Global Governance, Academic Council on the United Nations System, Rome (July 2018)
‘Rescued, untrusted, deported: The issue of credibility in the pre-identification of potential victims of human trafficking in Italy’ at Law at The Crossroads: Le Droit À La Croisée Des Chemins, Law and Society Association, Toronto (June 2018)
‘Human trafficking between State interests and individual protection: Challenging errors of law and the culture of disbelief in the United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber’ at the conference on The Rights of Migrants and Refugees: Exploring the role of courts and tribunals, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway (May 2018)
‘Human trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation in the current large movements of migrants and refugees: Between security concerns and the primacy of human rights’ at the Trinity College Law Student Colloquium, Dublin (2018)
PhD Studentship, National University of Ireland Galway (2017 to 2021)
C. Bonacossa Foundation Scholarship, University of Pavia (2014)
Merit Scholarship, University of Milan (2011, 2012 and 2013)