Francesca Galli is a Research Associate of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, at the European University Institute and Associate scholar at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht. She has lectured over several years in various institutions, including the University of Maastricht, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Sciences-Po Paris.
Francesca's main area of interest is the relationship between European and national criminal law. Her research activities have developed around the shift towards prevention in the fight against terrorism. During her PhD at the University of Cambridge, she has first analysed the broader picture of developments in criminal justice in recent years from a comparative perspective. While working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut d’Etudes Européennes (ULB) she brought the analysis of current trends to a European dimension. Her works include “The Law on Terrorism: The UK, France and Italy Compared” (2015); "Do labels still matter? Blurring boundaries between administrative and criminal law. The influence of the EU" (ed.)(2014); "Approximation of substantive criminal law in the EU: the way forward" (ed.)(2013) and "EU counter-terrorism offences: What impact on national legislation and case-law?" (ed.)(2012), as well as a number of articles and book contributions.