Federica Cittadino

Federica Cittadino is a PhD candidate at the School of International Studies, University of Trento, where shFederica Cittadinoe previously earned her MA in European and International Studies. She also holds a BA in Law from the University of Catania, with a study period in Belgium.

 Federica has been a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg. She is currently collaborating with the Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, EURAC, Bolzano. She has previously worked as researcher, project assistant, and political advisor in Italy, Austria, and Belgium.

 Her current research investigates the interplay of the protection of indigenous peoples’ rights and the conservation of biodiversity. Her research interests include international environmental law, with particular reference to the principle of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation, human rights, including minority rights and the rights of indigenous peoples, and the role of international judicial bodies in the international legal system.

A native speaker of Italian, Federica is proficient in English and French. She has also an intermediate knowledge of German.

She can be contacted at f.cittadino@unitn.it.