I completed my PhD in Comparative Public Law at the University of Siena (2008-2011), after which I became a post-doctoral researcher in public law at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome.
My PhD dissertation, on the relationship between parliamentary committees and forms of government in France, Italy, the UK, the US and the EU, which has been published recently as a monograph (Cedam, 2012), investigates the ways in which these parliamentary bodies are shaped and function as ‘systems’, their jurisdiction and powers, and their relationship with the executive branch in a comparative perspective.
I am very interested in investigating comparative legislatures (as an intern at the European Parliament in 2007, at the Senate of Canada in 2009, and as a visiting researcher at the Georgetown University Law Centre in 2011, I had the opportunity to broaden my knowledge), national and regional parliaments in the EU decision-making process, transnational judicial ‘dialogue’, and the relationship between courts and legislators, both at national and at EU level, after the reform of the economic governance.
During the Max Weber Fellowship I focus in particular on the reaction of Constitutional Courts and national parliaments to Euro-crisis law and the institutional impact of the increasing asymmetries of the European Union.
Fields of expertise: national and regional parliaments in the EU; legislatures and forms of government in a comparative perspective; European Parliament; European Economic Governance.