I am Assistant Professor of Global, European and Comparative Labour Law at IE Law School, IE University, Madrid. Prior to joining IE University, I was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence. I hold a doctorate in business and social law (2018) from Bocconi University, Milan, where I also taught at the School of Law and in the second-cycle degree course in Law of Internet Technology (2017-2019).
My research focuses on the impact of digital technologies on labour regulation and social institutions. In particular, I study non-standard forms of employment, platform work, AI, and new practices of collective action.
I received my PhD in Business and Social Law (summa cum laude) from Bocconi University in 2018. My doctoral research examines the trend towards personal outsourcing and the prototypical business model of platform companies, and then moves to discussing the notion of ‘employee’ and its key legal determinants. My thesis, ‘Facing the challenges of platform-mediated labour: the employment relationship in times of non-standard work and digital transformation’, also seeks to square also seeks to square the fast-evolving phenomenon of digital transformation of work with the existing legal framework in the EU context.
I have been involved in several research projects in the same field, some of which were developed in consortium with or commissioned by international institutions or research centers (Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Eurofound, OECD, DG Employment). I have authored and co-authored a number of articles, book chapters and op-eds in my field of study in international peer-reviewed journals, books and blogs.
In 2016 I was a visiting researcher at the Center for International and Comparative at the Saint Louis University School of Law,. Previously, I joined the Office of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, where I worked on a long-term policy framework for school reform in Italy.
I graduated in Law from Bocconi University (2013), with a dissertation on decentralized collective bargaining.
with Valerio De Stefano