I am a Lecturer in Criminology at Edinburgh Napier University- School of Applied Sciences, where I teach Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems in the UK, Introduction to Criminology (UG) and Community safety and mediation (PG). I received a Ph.D. in Legal Theory and History of Law from the University of Florence (2014), as well as professional certificates in mediation, conflict management and restorative justice awarded by a number of institutions (NCRC-Univ. of Bologna; IPSI & The Johns Hopkins University (SAIS); Humboldt Universitat of Berlin). I have carried out socio-legal research on Restorative Justice, prison and welfare state, urban security and intercultural conflict management, as Visiting Researcher at the University of Oslo, Cambridge, KU Leuven, as well as at the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg and at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) in Oñati.
Currently my research work centers on a critical history of the legal and policy regulations of restorative justice in the UK.
My recent papers on restorative justice have been published in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Critical Criminology, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice and Contemporary Justice Review