Valentina Carraro is investigating the authority of peer and expert reviews among states in the field of human rights. In addition to this, her research interests include European agencies, EU Delegations to International Organizations and EU external relations. On 20 October 2017 she successfully defended her PhD ‘A double-edged sword : the effects of politicization on the authority of the UN Universal Periodic Review and Treaty Bodies.
Valentina currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at Maastricht University. In the fall of 2015, Valentina spent a period as Visiting PhD Candidate at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining PROM, Valentina gained working experience as a Junior Researcher at the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht, as a Political Affairs and Security Council Adviser at the European Union Delegation to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and as a Teaching Assistant at Maastricht University. She 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.
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