Curriculum Vitae


Sept 2013 - Jan 2019
Ph.D. in Law
University of Freiburg & Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (IMPRS-REMEP)
Dissertation: “The Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms and Restorative Justice for Cases of Honor-Based Violence and Forced Marriages in Europe” (Case Studies from the United Kingdom and Norway). First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Jörg Albrecht. Second Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Marie-Claire Foblets. Final Mark: Magna cum Laude

Sept 2015
National Bar Exam
Venice, Italy

Sept 2012 - Sept 2013
European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation
European Inter-University Centre & Utrecht University
Dissertation: “Restorative Justice. A Way of Rehabilitating Offenders and Reducing Crime in Europe”. Supervisor: Dr. Antoine Buyse. Thesis Final Mark: 9,6/10

April 2012 - July 2012
Visiting Researcher
B. Cardozo School of Law, New York, United States

Oct 2011 - Feb 2012
Visiting Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany

Oct 2006 - July 2011
Master in Law
Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy
Dissertation: “Cittadinanza e Difese Culturali: il Modello Canadese” (“Citizenship and Cultural Defenses: the Canadian Model”) Supervisor: Prof. Susanna Mancini. Final Mark: 110/110 with Honors

July 2006
High School Diploma
Liceo Scientifico A. Righi, Cesena, Italy
Final Mark: 100/100

July 2004 - Jan 2005
AFS Exchange Program
Liceo de Santiago de Puriscal, San José, Costa Rica

Work Experience

Feb 2019 - present
Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany
Project: "Konfliktregulierung in Deutschlands pluraler Gesellschaft"

Sept 2017 - present
Lecturer at University of Freiburg

Summer Semester 2019
- Methods of Legal Interpretation and Research (20h)
- International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies (40h)

Summer Semester 2018
- Law, State, Society (40h)

Winter Semester 2017/2018
- The European Union from a Legal Perspective (together with Mrs. Ellen Waver-40h)

Feb 2019
Lecturer at University of Trento

- European Criminal Law (10h)

Sept 2013 - Jan 2019
Doctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany

Dec 2009 - Feb 2010
Euro-Info-Consommateurs/Euro-Info-Verbraucher, Kehl, Germany

Papers Presented at Conferences & Guest Lectures

Feb 2019
“La Justice Restaurative dans le Cas de Crimes d’Honneur et Mariages Forcés” (FR)
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Conference “Changing Lenses: Restorative Justice in Cases of Serious Crimes”

Jan 2019
“The Role of Honor in Alternative Dispute Resolution among Diaspora Communities in Europe” (EN)
University of Göttingen, Germany
Workshop “The Concept of Honor and Conflict Resolution”

Dec 2018
“Introduction to Restorative Justice” (EN)
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Within the course “Victimology”

“Honor-Based Violence: a Criminological Perspective” (EN)
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Within the course “Comparative Criminology”

May 2018
“La Cultura e l’Argomento dei Valori della Cultural Maggioritaria. Kirpan, Corte di Cassazione 24084/2017” (IT)
University of Cagliari, Italy
“Justice & Culture. Techniques and Arguments to Solve Multicultural Conflicts”

Nov 2017
“The Use of ADR for Cases of Honor-Based Violence in the United Kingdom and Norway” (EN&DE)
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg
Seminar “Streitregulierung in Deutschlands Pluraler Gesellschaft”

July 2017
“Introduction to Criminal Law” (EN)
University of Freiburg, Germany
Within the course “Principles of Law”

June 2017
“Empirical Analysis of Mediation Cases in Intercultural Settings in Norway, the United Kingdom and Germany” (EN&DE)
GLS Campus, Berlin, Germany
European Forum for Restorative Justice
Expert Seminar “Restorative Justice in Intercultural Conflicts”

Oct 2016
“Delitti d’Onore e Matrimoni Forzati in Europa: alla Ricerca di Soluzioni Alternative” (IT)
Convitto della Calza, Florence, Italy
30th Italian Society of Criminology Annual Meeting

State vs. Community Mediation in Cases of Honor-Based Violence (EN)
Centre Jacques Berque, Rabat, Morocco
Workshop Mediation et Conciliation “Nouvelles Figures, Nouveaux Défis”

Sep 2016
“The Use of ADR for Cases of Honor-Based Violence: Examples from the Field” (EN)
University of Münster, Germany
16th European Society of Criminology Annual Meeting

July 2016
“Accommodating Cultural Diversity in Europe: the Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution” (EN)
University of Cagliari, Italy
International Conference “The Cultural Defense”. In Honor of the Work of Alison Dundes Renteln

Nov 2015
“Honor Based Violence between Formal and Informal Mediation” (EN)
Hilton Hotel, Washington D.C., USA
71st American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting

Nov 2014
“Sexual Violence in the Name of Honor: Exploring Formal and Informal Solutions” (EN)
KU Leuven, Belgium
Conference “Exploring the Potential of Restorative Justice for Sexual Violence”

June 2014
“ʻHonor-Basedʼ Violence: a Restorative Response” (EN)
Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom
8th International Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice

Apr 2014
“ʻCulturally Motivatedʼ Violence against Women and Restorative Justice: a European Perspective on Victims Protection” (EN)
Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia
International Spring Course “EU Substantive Criminal Law and Protection of Victims”

Mar 2013
“ʻCulturally Motivatedʼ Violence against Women: a Restorative Response” (EN&DE)
Lenk, Switzerland
Doktorandenseminar – Berner Graduiertenschule für Strafrechtwissenschaft

Sep 2012
“The Concept(s) of Punishment in Multicultural Societies” (EN)
Oxford University, United Kingdom
1st Global Conference “Reframing Punishment: Opportunities and Problems”


Italian: Mother tongue
English: Fluent
German: Fluent
French: Fluent
Spanish: Fluent


Jan 2019 - present
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology: Postdoctoral Research Grant

Sep 2013 - Jan 2019
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law: Doctoral Research Grant

May 2014
Academy of European Law: Scholarship to attend the Summer Course on European Criminal Justice (23-27 June 2014)

Mar 2014
Inpdap: Scholarship covering fees and expenses of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization

Nov 2011
University of Bologna: Scholarship supporting a research stay at Cardozo School of Law-New York City (Apr 2012 - July 2012)

Sep 2009 - Jan 2010
University of Bologna: Erasmus Exchange Scholarship

Sep 2006 - July 2011
Inpdap: Annual Scholarship for university merits

Sep 2001 - June 2006
Foundation Federico Valzania: Annual Scholarship for high school merits

Jan 2004
Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena: Scholarship to support 6-months exchange program in Costa Rica

Professional Memberships

  • European Society of Criminology (including Working Group on Victimology)
  • European Forum for Restorative Justice
  • Osservatorio Antigone (Prison Observatory)
  • COST Action “Cultures of Victimology: Understanding Processes of Victimization across Europe"

IT Skills

  • Proficient knowledge of Windows and Mac OS
  • Proficient knowledge of Literature Management Software (Zotero, Mendeley, Citavi) and Legal Databases


Jan 2018 - present
Official Guide - Freiburg Green City
Aiforia (Agency for Sustainability), Freiburg, Germany
Organization of study visits and workshops on environmental politics

Feb 2015 - Nov 2018
Ph.D. Student Representative
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany

Sept 1994 - present
Volleyball Player
Active in several Volley Clubs. Currently: PTSV Jahn Freiburg

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