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Personal profile


I joined the University of Edinburgh Law School in September 2014 as a lecturer in Digital Media & IT Law.

Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, I have been a researcher at the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policies of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford where I also helped to coordinate the Monroe Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.

I am currently a member of SCRIPT, a law and technology research centre based in the School of Law within the University of Edinburgh, a research associate at the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy and a non-resident research fellow of the Central European University’s Center for Media, Data and Society. 

Further to my academic activity, I have provided expertise on telecommunications and media law to a range of NGOs and international organisations, including the African Union's Mission to Somalia and the Council of Europe among others.

I received my Ph.D. in International Law & Economics from Bocconi University of Milan. My doctoral dissertation focused on the issue of pluralism and diversification of information in the European landscape of news media, combining a survey on media law and policy in a comparative perspective with elements of economic analysis and public choice theory. I also holds a laurea in Law from the University of Pavia and an LL.M. in Public Law from University College, London. I completed my law apprenticeship and was admitted to the Bar in Italy.


I regularly teach a range of courses focusing on freedom of expression, the regulation of the media and communications industries and online business, including:

  • Freedom of Expression Law Clinic (Hons.) (Course organiser)
  • Communications, Networks and the Law (LLM) (Course organiser)
  • International and European Media Law (LLM)
  • Communications Law (ODL LLM) (Course organiser)
  • International and European Media Law (ODL LLM) (Course organiser) 

Visiting and Research Positions

  • Research associate, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford (2014- present)
  • Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Media, Data and Society, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) (2013-present)

Education/Academic qualification

International Law and Economics, Doctor of Laws, Universita Bocconi

Public Law, Master of Laws, UCL

Bachelor of Laws, Università di Pavia


  • K Law (General)
  • Media Law
  • Communications Law
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Fundamental Rights
  • European Law


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