Since October 2017, Isabella is a PhD candidate at The City Law School (City, University of London) and an Early Stage Researcher under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) on EU Trade and Investment Policy (EUTIP), under the supervision of Prof. Elaine Fahey and Dr. Tawhida Ahmed.
Isabella is working on a thesis on "The Place of Fundamental Rights in the New Generation of EU ‘Deep’ Trade Agreements with other Developed Economies". The question she is interested is: “In the new generation of EU 'deep' trade agreements with other developed economies, how should we explore and understand the 'deepness' of fundamental rights?" The research focuses on two sets of fundamental rights - labour and data protection rights - and on the latest trade initiatives between the EU and other developed economies in North America and Asia - Canada, the US, Singapore and Japan.
Since the beginning of her PhD, Isabella has benefitted from a broad range of training and interdisciplinary methods training. She has attended the Advanced Training Courses organised by the EUTIP network; as well as several lectures and seminars, both within and outside her host institution. As part of her secondments, Isabella will spend a research period at the Egmont Institute in Brussels (September 2019) and at the Asser Institute in The Hague (October-December 2019). In May, she will also be a visiting researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG).
- LLM International Trade and Investment Law, Maastricht University, Netherlands
- BA European Studies (cum laude), Maastricht University, Netherlands
- Erasmus Programme, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- City, University of London (2019) Prize for PhD Research Forum presentation at the City Law School
More information here: https://www.city.ac.uk/news/2019/may/city-law-school-doctoral-students-excel-in-presentations
- European Commission Project Officer and External Expert (2019) Prize for poster presentation at EUTIP Mid-term review
More information here: http://eutip.eu/eutip-meetings-in-nottingham
French (can read, write, speak and understand spoken), Italian (can read, write, speak and understand spoken) and Spanish; Castilian (can read, write, speak and understand spoken).
- Professor Elaine Fahey, Jean Monnet Chair of Law & Transatlantic Relations, Professor of Law & Associate Dean (Research)
- Dr Tawhida Ahmed, Reader in Law
- 26th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies. (Conference) Madrid (2019).
Paper: An exploratory agenda for Fundamental Rights protection in the Regulatory Cooperation chapters of the new generation of EU Trade Agreements
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- EUSA International Biennial Conference. (Conference) Denver (Colorado) (2019).
Paper: The EU-Japan EPA and SPA: Nudging Global Regulatory Convergence? Regulatory Cooperation and Data Flows
Co-authors: Prof. Elaine Fahey
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- EUSA International Biennial Conference. (Conference) Denver (Colorado) (2019). Invited speaker.
Paper: The Place of Fundamental Rights in the New Generation of EU Free Trade Agreements with other Developed Economies
- Global Politics and EU Free Trade Policy. (Conference) Brussels (2018).
Paper: Deepening Trade and Fundamental Rights? The interplay between Regulatory Cooperation and Data Protection Rights
- CLEER 10th Anniversary Conference. (Conference) The Asser Institute, The Hague (2018).
Paper: The the Reach of Labour and Data Protection Rights in the new generation of EU trade agreements with other developed economies
- Modelling Convergence of the EU with the world: taking, receiving and becoming EU law. (Workshop) City, University of London (2018).
Paper: The Reach of EU Free Trade Agreements to the Rights of the Global Others
- UACES 48th Annual Conference. (Conference) University of Bath (2018).
Paper: Breadth and Deepness of Fundamental Rights in the New Generation of EU FTAs
- Transatlantic Perspectives: The Future of European Law and Policy VI. (Conference) University of Birmingham (2018).
Paper: The Breadth of Fundamental Rights in the New Generation of EU Trade Agreements
- European Union International Affairs (EUIA) Conference. (Conference) Brussels (2018).
Paper: The Role of the European Parliament for the Reach of Deeper Fundamental Rights in EU Free Trade Agreements
- Renegotiating NAFTA: between free flows of data and data protection & privacy rights. EUTIP blogpost