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Silvia holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Masters degree by research in Labour Studies, curriculum Equal Opportunities, Non-Discrimination and Social Rights, from Università degli studi di Milano (Italy).
In December 2016 she was awarded a PhD in Sociology of Law from the Department of Legal Sciences, with a thesis on the relation in the ECHR system among sexual orientation, judicial interpretation and human rights. During her doctoral programme Silvia had the opportunity to visit the Department of Sociology at the University of York and the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation at the University of Leicester.
Silvia has joined the Department of Sociology as a Research Associate on Professor Paul Johnson’s programme of socio-legal research relating to sexual orientation and human rights.
Silvia's main research interests are: