Isabella joined City, University of London, in 2017, as an Early Stage Researcher for the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network project on TTIP, under the supervision of Elaine Fahey and Tawhida Ahmed.
City explores the work package on Transatlantic Governance: “On Global Law: the Democratisation of Global Governance”.
The research investigates how the conclusion of International Agreements, such as the TTIP, can impact fundamental rights, including democracy, participation in rule-making and access to justice. Actors, institution-building and standards-setting are all considered as focal elements for the analysis of a new field of law or ‘trasnantional legal discipline’.
As a controversial trade agreement, the TTIP is studied with an aim to seize the opportunity and find solutions to problems of legitimacy and public concerns.
During her previous academic experience, Isabella has written two dissertations:
"Technology Transfer from Developed to Developing Countries and the role of Intellectual Property Rights. An analysis of relevant provisions in recent Free Trade Agreements" (Master thesis)
"EU trade policy with Least Developed Countries: an empirical evaluation of the ‘Everything But Arms’ initiative" (Bachelor thesis)
- LLM International Trade and Investment Law, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, Sep 2016 – Aug 2017
- Erasmus Programme, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 2015 – Jun 2016
- BA European Studies (cum laude), Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, Sep 2013 – Aug 2016
French (can read, write, speak and understand spoken) and Spanish; Castilian (can read, write, speak and understand spoken).