School of Applied Social Science
University of Brighton
Tel: +44 (0)1273 643471
Born and raised in Italy, I studied Sociology at the University of Milano-Bicocca, with a traineeship at Amnesty International Asylum Seekers Service and a dissertation on the criminalisation of asylum seekers and refugees. After conducting research on migration and the conditions of Roma and Sinti populations for a research institute in Milan (ISPO), I started a Masters in Criminology.
In 2008, I moved to The Netherlands as an Erasmus exchange student at the Vrije University of Amsterdam, where I followed the International Master in International Crimes and Criminology. There I became involved with local social movements and political communities, mainly in relation to queer, squatting and undocumented migrants’ struggles. In this context I conducted research on the Dutch politics of tolerance toward squatting, which led to my following PhD research on the criminalisation of squatting.
Since the end of 2015 I have been living and working in the UK, at the University of Kent first, and then at the University of Brighton.