Academic studies: (Level 8) (on-going) PHD Researcher, Buckinghamshire New University/Coventry University- Faculty of Society and Health/ Design, Media and Management. Research topic: Health and well-being of Roma people inhabiting the camp-settlement of Scampia, Naples (Italy)with reference to inter-institutional relations, access to services, discrimination etc.
(Level 7): University of East London LLM (Master of Laws) in Human Rights (2009)- International Refugee Law, War and Human Rights, International Human Rights, Business and Human Rights. Dissertation “Institutional and civil society discrimination against Roma in Italy: from former Yugoslavian war zones and post-Dayton pronouncements to the Italian ‘Nomad Emergency’”.
(Level 7): University of Naples “L’Orientale” (2005) LM in Philology and History of Oriental Europe (Serbo-Croatian) comparative studies in Anglo-American (LM in Modern European and American Languages and Literatures) 110/110 Cum Laude. Comparative thesis defended in Economic Anthropology “Conflitti etnici e migrazioni nella ex-Jugoslavia: il caso dei Rom di Bosnia-Erzegovina”.
Two High School degrees:
Scientific Lyceum (1994-95) and “Istituto Magistrale”- Teachers-training diploma (1995-96) and QTS/qualified teacher status for primary school. Other teaching subjects allowed A345 and A346 (Foreign Language and Culture-English) C28 and C32 for Inferior and superior high.
Assistant to the Cultural Attaché and to the First Commercial and Economic Secretary of the Italian Embassy in Sarajevo (CRUI-MAE, 2004).
VIVALDIAssistant (trainee) for a European political party and personal assistant to a MEP (2008), assistant to the Secretariat- organization plenary session ERTF, 2008.
Professional Congress Organizer – Expert in the organization of events, meeting and conventions.
Recent collaboration with Columbia State University Law School -coordination of a fieldtrip research aimed to collect data on the political participation and activism of Romani people in Italy.
Volunteerism and activism:
Dedicated to Roma communities living on local camp-settlements and concerned in particular with access to services (eg. medical, legal, educational etc). Interested in antidiscrimination, community and self empowerment, inter-institutional and civil society relationships, knowledge-transfer.
Publications, conference & events participation, networks memberships and references upon request.
Languages: Italian and English C2* EU , Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian B2*, Spanish and French A2*, Romanès A1*
* EU Framework of Reference for Languages