Within the field of Political Science, I specialize in the sub-field of Political Theory. As a philosopher, I am especially interested in exploring issues concerning migration and the rights of migrants from a normative perspective. My research interest attempts to bridge the gap between the realm of philosophers with those of migration scholars and policy makers. I focus on migration, citizenship, and democracy, particularly the moral and political issues raised by the movement of people across state borders.
While a PhD candidate at the Central European University in Budapest, I have been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, which has led me to spending one year at Koc University in Istanbul at the Migration Research Center MiReKoc as well as the Department of International Relations. Prior to my arrival at Central European University I gained professional experience working as a journalist and in the communication and press departments of the European Commission in London and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in East Jerusalem.
I received my BA and MA degrees (graduating summa cum laude) in Communications and Politics from the University of Roma Tre in Italy. Other academic affiliations through various sponsorships and awards include: University Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris (as a one-year Erasmus student), the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science of Columbia University in New York (as a Visiting Scholar - one year in each department), where I wrote my MA dissertation on the “Moral Psychology of Identity”; the Center of Migration COMPAS, Oxford (almost one semester, informal visit), New York University (NYU) as a Visiting Scholar.