Valentina Carraro (VU Amsterdam) joined ACELG and ACIL as a visiting researcher in April 2020. Her research is highly interdisciplinary, combining international law and international relations. Her research interests include human rights governance in global and regional organizations, state compliance with international law, and the use of expertise in public bodies. She particularly focuses on the fight against torture and other forms of violence (especially violence against women).
She chose ACELG and ACIL due to the expertise and interdisciplinarity of its members on European and International law, human rights, and social justice. She is looking forward to taking part in intellectual exchanges with the members of the two centers and to establishing future collaborations. During her stay she will be working on a book manuscript bringing together her post-doc findings.
Valentina holds a PhD in Human Rights and International Relations from Maastricht University (2017). After her PhD she spent two years at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in Vienna as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, where she was Principal Investigator of a research project on the complementarity of UN human rights mechanisms in the fight against torture (2018-2020). The project was financed by a Rubicon grant by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).