Economist, Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester (UK). She teaches Political Economy (undergraduate level) and Gender Economics (postgraduate level) at "Sapienza" University of Rome. Her research activity mainly focuses on issues related to Social Inclusion, Social protection and Income distribution (often in a gender perspective). In this field of study, she is the author of several articles published in English and Italian and she is currently one of the scientific coordinators of the European Network on Gender Equality http://www.enege.eu/
In the past, she has carried out several research projects (e.g., about financial exclusion and microfinance, women empowerment, social inclusion and migration) at international level. She has worked as consultant for OECD, European Parliament and European Commission, and for several Italian institutions.