Marta is Assistant Professor in European Legal and Economic Governance at the Department of European Studies, University of Amsterdam. Her research lies at the interface of EU law, constitutional law, and expert governance.
Before joining the UvA, she was Emile Noël fellow at the NYU Law School (2020-2021) and Adjunct professor in Constitutional adjudication at the University of Bologna (2021). She has also been Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), University of Amsterdam (2018-2021), Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2017-2018) and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bologna (2015-2017). She held a visiting fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in 2014 and 2017.
Marta holds a Ph.D. in Constitutional law from the University of Bologna (2015), an LL.M. in Public law and global governance from King’s College London (2011) and a Law degree from the University of Bologna (2011).
With her research, Marta seeks to understand how law can contribute to reconciling technical and democratic sources of legitimacy in societally salient policy fields such as economic governance and risk regulation. She has been exploring the challenges raised by expert governance and the technicisation of decision-making from a multiplicity of perspectives, including the role of macroeconomic indicators in EU economic governance, expert governance and separation of powers in the EMU (SepaRope project, University of Amsterdam), EU pesticides governance, judicial review of EU risk regulation. With her Marie Curie grant, she has been developing a constitutional framework for expert-based decision-making in the EU and focused on the dialectic processes between European Courts, the European Commission and regulatory agencies in expert-intensive (scientific and economic) regulatory fields. Her Ph.D. thesis analysed different types of technical rules from a constitutional perspective and outlined how technical and democratic inputs are mediated through hard and soft law. Her broader research interests include domestic and comparative constitutional law and EU institutional law.
Marta’s research is embedded in the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational, and European Studies (ARTES) and in the Amsterdam Center for European Studies (ACES) – Governing Europe.