Elena is a researcher and an activist currently hovering between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Sicily, Italy. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard. Her postdoctoral research focuses on issues related to social and criminal justice.
Elena is the Founder and President of the not-for-profit association South Working®️, a public policy strategy to improve cohesion and bridge the current economic, social, and territorial gap affecting Southern Italy and Italian inner areas. She is also passionate about linguistics, restorative justice and sustainability.
Elena holds a Combined Bachelor and Master Degree in Law from Bocconi University in Milan and a Ph.D. in Law and Humanities from the University of Insubria in Como.
She is a researcher and faculty member in comparative criminal procedure at the University of Messina in Sicily.
My two cents
- Guest lecturer at MIT – 09.16.2022On September 16th, 2022, I had the pleasure and honor to hold a guest Lecture on “South Working” in Cambridge (USA), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), thanks to the invitation by Prof. Brent Ryan, within his course 11.338 Urban Design Studio: Smart Villages of Italy ofContinua a leggere “Guest lecturer at MIT – 09.16.2022”
- OECD – The new geographies of work – 08.12.2021Today, December 8, 2021, I am intervening at the OECD Forum’s event: “The new geographies of work: from home, near work and beyond”. Moderator: Anthony Gooch, Director of OECD Forum Keynote Speaker: Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Greek Minister for State and Digital Governance Speakers: Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director of OECD’s Centre for Entrepreunership, SMEs, Regions and Cities ElenaContinua a leggere “OECD – The new geographies of work – 08.12.2021”
“Just because things have always been done this way, it does not mean that they have to keep being done this way“.
“Che le cose siano così, non vuol dire che debbano andare così“.Giovanni Falcone