PhD in Urban, Territorial and Environmental Studies University of Florence IT, Post-Doc EU Marie-Curie at the Bauhaus University, Germany. She has been working and teaching as an academic in Italy, Germany, France, and the United States. Her work covers topics related to EU urban policies, urban inequalities, inclusion of migrants and refugees, housing & financialisation. Currently works as senior policy expert on social and urban policies for the EU COM (URBACT, UIA, EU Urban Agenda). Co-founder of Tesserae, member of the artist collective Oginoknauss, of the International Network for Urban Research and Action INURA and other networks and initiatives about migration and right to housing.