Valentina Carraro (V.)
Dr. Valentina Carraro is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University since April 2017. She is currently on research leave (April 2018-April 2020), working as a Visiting Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in Vienna. Her research interests include human rights, global governance, and the use of expertise in public organizations.
In January 2018 Valentina was awarded a Rubicon fellowship by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to carry out a two-year research project at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, under the supervision of Prof. Manfred Nowak.
The project is titled "The More the Better? The Complementarity of Human Rights Reviewing Mechanisms in the United Nations".
Professional career history
Valentina Carraro holds a PhD in International Relations from Maastricht University (2013-2017). Between September and December 2015, she was a Visiting PhD Candidate at Harvard Law School. She had previously obtained a MA degree in European Studies from Maastricht University (cum laude - highest honors), a MA degree in International Relations from Ca' Foscari University in Venice (110/110 cum laude - highest honors), and a BA degree in Modern Langauges and Literature from the University of Bologna.
Prior to starting her PhD, Valentina Carraro gained professional experience at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht (2011-2012) and at the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in New York (2012).