Graduate School of European Legal and Social Studies (SELSS), University of Padua, Italy. Organiser and teacher of the course "Fighting Discrimination in Europe".
PhD programme "Democracy in the 21st Century," Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra. Co-teaching the core course "Democratic Theory," academic year 2013/14.
PhD programme "Democracy in the 21st Century", Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra. Teacher in the core course "Democratic Theory," academic year 2011/12. Modules: "Democracy and the City I" and "Democracy and the City II".
PhD programme, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Gave a lecture on "Las políticas locales de derechos humanos: conceptos, instituciones y resultados," 2010.
MA programme in Political Science, James Madison University, Florence. Taught the course "European Social Policy," January-April 2009.
Undergraduate course “The Sociology of Europe,” University of Florence. Gave a lecture on “Europe and non-discrimination: acting at the city level”, academic year 2007-08.
Undergraduate course "Sociology of Peace," University of Pisa. Presented the three-day seminar 'I diritti umani e lo sviluppo' (Human rights and development), academic year 2005-06.
Undergraduate course "Sociology of Development and Peace," University of Pisa. Gave lectures on "Il sistema internazionale dei diritti umani" (The international human rights system) and "L'approccio diritti umani allo sviluppo: una prospettiva di genere" (The human rights approach to development: a gender perspective"), academic year 2004-05.
As a teacher, I am guided by four core ideas. Firstly, I believe in the fundamental connection between research and teaching. Secondly, I try to adapt both the content and style of teaching to the size, background and needs of students as well as the priorities of the academic institution. Thirdly, when I teach I try to stimulate critical thinking against the background of a solid knowledge. In this respect, the interaction in class between teacher and students is crucial. Fourthly, I remain open to consultation with the students and the institution regarding both content and evaluation methods.
I try to adapt these four perspectives to teaching at different levels of education. I have teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
I feel competent to teach in the areas of human rights, public policy, urban politics and sociology, European social policy.