Valentina Carraro (V.)
Dr. Valentina Carraro is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University. 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, soft governance mechanisms, and EU agencies.
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
Before joining Maastricht University, Valentina gained working experience as a Junior Researcher at the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht and as a Political Affairs and Security Council Adviser at the European Union Delegation to the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Valentina holds a Master’s Degree (cum laude) in European Studies from Maastricht University and a Master’s Degree (summa cum laude) in International Relations from Ca’Foscari University in Venice, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures from Bologna University.
April 2017 - Ongoing: Postdoctoral Researcher, Maastricht University
January 2013 - March 2017: PhD Candidate, Maastricht University
September 2015 - December 2015: Visiting PhD Candidate, Harvard Law School
September 2012 - December 2012: Teaching Assistant, Maastricht University
May 2012 - July 2012: Political Affairs and Security Council Adviser, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
November 2011 - April 2012: Junior Research Fellow, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht
August 2010 - July 2011: Volunteer, Amnesty International Maastricht Students (A.I.M.S.), Maastricht
2010-2011: Maastricht University, MA European Studies
Graduated with the highest honors (cum laude)
Winner of top 3% students award
2008-2011: Ca'Foscari University in Venice (Italy), MA International Relations
Graduated with the highest honors (110/110 cum laude)
2006-2007: Universidad de Granada (Spain), Erasmus Exchange
2005-2008: University of Bologna (Italy), BA Modern Languages and Literature
Other professional activities
Referee for International Studies Quarterly