Ylenia Rocchini is a research associate at the BORDERLANDS Project hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute.
She holds a Ph.D. in Individual Person and Legal Protections from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Florence and a B.A. in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Genoa.
Since 2010 she has been a teaching assistant in Law and Institutions of Islamic Countries at the University of Florence.
Her doctoral research focused on the recognition of distinctive Islamic family law institutions by judicial authorities in Europe as a result of the circulation of people in the Mediterranean region.
Her research interests include family laws in MENA countries, cross-border family disputes and migration laws in Europe and Maghreb countries.