Margherita Paola Poto


Research Professor, Faculty of Law

Job description

Research fields and expertise:

Margherita Paola Poto is a Research Professor at the Faculty of Law, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway and has taught Administrative Law for more than twenty years at the University of Turin, Italy. She obtained her LLM degree in Law from the University of Turin in 2001, and in 2006 completed her Ph.D. in Public and Constitutional Law at the University of Pavia’s Department of Political Sciences (Dissertation: Independent Administrative Authorities Supervising the Financial Markets).

Having coordinated more than 30 international research projects worldwide, Margherita focuses her research and academic activities along internationally acknowledged research lines, moving from a unidisciplinary approach (law) to cross-disciplinary, co-created, and community-based research. Her work critically reflects on the colonialism of knowledge production, explores the co-existence of science and indigenous knowledge, and addresses the gap between science and law at the crossroads of climate, food, and planetary health. Her teaching portfolio includes innovative approaches to administrative law, ecological and emotional education and research, indigenous methodology, public law for economics, critical legal thinking, ethics, and fraud. She has published more than 220 scholarly works, including 15 books  and more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in top journals. Admitted to the Bar in Turin, Italy, in 2004, Margherita is also a lawyer who has served as a legal consultant for international organizations, such as the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank.

Most recent publications:

PANIERI G., POTO, M. P., MURRAY E. M. (ed. by) (2024) Emotional and Ecological Literacy for a More Sustainable Society, Palgrave MacMillan, Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-3-031-56771-1

G. PAROLA, M. P. POTO (2024), eds. Building Bridges For Effective Environmental Participation: The Path Of Law Co-Creation, The Chiquitano Multimodal Format for Disseminating the Escazú Agreement, Human Rights Intervention Series, Palgrave MacMillan ISBN 978-3-031-52790-6; ISSN: 2946-5117; series electronic ISSN:2946-5125.

She was the third most productive researcher in UiT The Arctic University of Norway in 2022 https://uit.no/nyheter/artikkel/kortnytt?p_document_id=820951

Current ongoing projects:

  • Ay 2024-2025 EUGLOH UiT, Faculty of Law, Department of Geosciences at UiT and Hamburg University. Seed Money for the Organization of the academic course on Pathways to a healthier planet: New approaches through creativity and experiential learning (Poto, Panieri and Bogusz)
  • 2023-2025 Faculty of Law UiT The Arctic University of Norway - The Ocean Incubator Network - PI - UArctic https://en.uit.no/project/oceanincubator 
  • 2023 UiT The Arctic University of Norway - Follow Your Heart: A co-created approach to ecological and emotional education and research -PI- UiT The Arctic University of Norway – Jurfak Strategiske Midler 2023 and HKDIR Follow Your Heart Education 
  • 2023-2024 University of Bayreuth and University of Turin, Department of Management - An Innovative Partnership and Methods for Knowledge Co-Production in Water Governance. The case study of the Gesso Stura Natural Park. – Co P.I.  with Eva Lohse– DAAD 
  • 2023 University of Turin, Department of Linguistics - ELI_Lab: Environmental Literacy Initiative: A Laboratory on Storytelling. An initiative of Public Engagement – Team Member, coordinated by Carmelina Concilio – University of Turin
  • 2022 UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Department of Geosciences – AKMA2 Ocean Senses Expedition – Team Member – INTPART 2019-2023 and Strategiske Midler Faculty of Law - P.I. G. Panieri, endorsed by UN Ocean Decade. Akma2 Ocean Senses coordinated by Giuliana Panieri 
  • 2022 University of Bayreuth - Co-production of knowledge in climate governance – Co-P.I.- University of Bayreuth and Centre of International Excellence Alexander von Humboldt (P.I. E. Lohse) Coproknet 2022
  • 2021-2024 UiT The Arctic University of Norway – An Exchange Program on Empathy Compassion and Care in Water Governance, from the Perspective of Integral Ecology (ECO_CARE) – P.I. - UTFORSK HKDIR 2021-2024 grant 10084 (Norway-Brazil) ECO_CARE
  • 2021-2028 University of Otago - Coastal People: Southern Skies. The vision of Coastal People: Southern Skies is flourishing wellness (mauri ora) of coastal communities. Their mission is to connect, understand and restore coastal ecosystems of New Zealand and the Pacific through transformative research, local action and by unlocking potential through new opportunities and pathways to learning – Role: International Expert in Indigenous Law and Water - Tertiary Education Commission, NZ 
  • 2021-2025 Sami Research Group UiT - Governance of Land and Natural Resources in Sápmi, a legal approach (GoSapmi, P.I. Ø.Ravna)  - WP 1 Leader on Interaction between international indigenous rights, obligations, and implementation at the national level – Norwegian Research Council: Researcher Project Transformative Research Project, Forsker20 (8 M nok)
  • 2020-2024 UiT Norwegian Fishery College- SECURE Novel Marine Resources for Food Security and Food Safety, BFE, Helsefak, Jurfak – Main Legal Investigator and WP Leader – SECURE coordinated by Edel O. Elvevoll

Responsible for stage, practicum and MSCA mentorship

In my career, I have been assigned the supervision and co-supervision of n. 10 PhD projects and the full supervision of more than 250 Master theses in two decades. Recently, I have also been mentoring and supporting the academic career development of 5 postdoctoral researchers (funded by MSCA, DAAD among others).

PhD Advisory Role

Margherita is currently working together with Mana Tugend (PhD Student, NCLOS) and Mathilde Morel (PhD Student, Faculty of Law, NCLOS and SECURE) on their projects respectively at the crossroads of law, ethics of care and indigenous ocean views and food, climate and health.


  • Margherita Paola Poto, Emily Margaret Murray :
    Achieving a Common Future for all Through Sustainability-Conscious Legal Education and Research Methods
    Global Jurist 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Emily Margaret Murray :
    Chapter I, Achieving a Common Future for All Through Sustainability-Conscious Legal Education and Research Methods
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Giuliana Panieri, Zeynep Sancak Sert, Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Emily Margaret Murray :
    The Ocean Senses Activity Book: Enriching Ocean Literacy through a multisensory approach
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Giulia Parola :
    Introduction
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Giulia Parola :
    CONCLUSION
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Giulia Parola :
    CHAPTER II Legal Design and Visual Law: The Roadmap
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Giulia Parola :
    CHAPTER I The Foundations: ECO_CARE
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Giulia Parola :
    CHAPTER III The Stages of the Comic Book Co-creation and the Restitution to the Chiquitano Indigenous People
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Giulia Parola, Arianna Porrone, Natasha Koessl :
    CHAPTER IV Toward a Spanish Version of the Escazú Agreement in Comics: Needs, Research Background, and Methodological Steps
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Giulia Parola, Silvano Chue Muquissai, Flávia Fernandes, Luiz Fernando Giesta, Aline França et al.:
    CHAPTER V: The Comic Book
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Emily Margaret Murray, Laura Vita :
    Chapter II, Methodological steps toward ecological and emotional education and research fostering multipotentiality
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Sareen Ali, Margherita Paola Poto, Emily Margaret Murray :
    Chapter VII, Arctic Vulnerability: Examining Biosecurity Risks Amidst Climate Change
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Natalia Médici, Margherita Paola Poto, Emily Margaret Murray :
    The Paths of Water and their relations: a dialogue between Brazil and Norway,
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Giuliana Panieri, Margherita Paola Poto, Emily Margaret Murray :
    The Agenda 2030 and the Imperative for Research and Education for the Climate and the Oceans
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Giulia Parola :
    BUILDING BRIDGES FOR EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PARTICIPATION: THE PATH OF LAW CO-CREATION The Chiquitano Multimodal Format for Disseminating the Escazú Agreement
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024
  • Giuliana Panieri, Margherita Paola Poto, Emily Margaret Murray :
    Emotional and ecological literacy for a more sustainable society
    Palgrave Macmillan 2024 ARKIV / FULLTEKST
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Concilio C., Poto, M.P. et al., Johnny Lisca. Ritorno al lago dorato, a cura di UniTo e PAV, ISBN 9791281740006
    2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    O rio não vai mais correr by Felippy Damian, ECOCARE
    15. January 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    ECO CARE Midterm Documentary (English) created by Gaby Natividad
    01. January 2024
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Ocean floor diorama. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Under pressure. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Arctic Ocean temperatures. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Sculpting micro-, meio-, and macrofauna. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Sculpting foraminifera. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Sedimentation. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Human impact: Plastic pollution. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Human impact: Ecological footprints. In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Audiobook by Gaby Natividad - Chapter 2 of the book Tarumã, waters that speak.
    15. January 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Third Book Launch, Workshop and Next Steps“Follow Your Heart. The School for Multipotentialites”. Video created by Igor Peftiyev
    30. May 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    ECO CARE Midterm Documentary (Portuguese) created by Gaby Natividad
    01. January 2024
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    How deep is the ocean? In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Filip Maric, Margherita Paola Poto, Giuliana Panieri, Mohammad Abniki, Fereshteh Hemmateenejad :
    Where is the (ancient) ocean floor? In G. Panieri, M. Stiller-Reeve, M. Abniki and F. Hemmateenejad (Eds.), The Ocean Senses Activity Book (Persian version)
    Septentrio Educational 2024 DOI
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Mathilde Daasvatn Morel, Edel Oddny Elvevoll, Ole K. Fauchland, Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, Sofie Elise Quist et al.:
    Legal pathways towards sustainable blue food systems in the aquaculture sector : Interdisciplinary workshop and roundtable discussion 10 January 2024.
    Septentrio Reports 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, Ole Kristian Fauchald, Margherita Paola Poto, Mathilde Daasvatn Morel, Edel Oddny Elvevoll, Lena Schøning et al.:
    Legal pathways towards sustainable blue food systems in the aquaculture sector
    UiT Norges arktiske universitet 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Gabrielle Natividad :
    Co-Creation Unleashed: A Guide to Collaborative Research and Education
    14. March 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Video Workshop Lesson 2 created by Gabrielle Natividad
    21. March 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Unthinking Western Legal Approaches toward indigenous law and methodology
    2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Gabrielle Natividad :
    Video Lesson Series 3 by Gaby Natividad
    05. April 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Climate Governance in the Arctic
    2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Video Lesson n. 4 Creating animations by Gaby Natividad
    14. April 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Pathways to a Healthier Planet New Approaches Through Creativity and Experiential Learning
    2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    The Living Laboratory on Ocean Literacy, featured by Margherita Poto and Laura Vita. Created by Artem Krykhtenko
    28. April 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Ocean Heart Animation created by Artem Krykhtenko. Logo illustrated by Valentina Russo. Based on a Sámi story narrated by Aila Selfors for the OIN.
    07. May 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Food security, safety and sovereignty in a global perspective. A common future for all?
    2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Presentation of Vision on Research and Education: ECOCARE, OIN and SECURE results
    2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Sustainability Through Participation? Book launch
    2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Laura Vita, Emily Margaret Murray, Sofie Elise Quist, Juliana Hayden-Nygren, Katharina Heinrich et al.:
    Living Laboratory and Learning Toolkit on Ocean Literacy
    2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Laura Vita, Katrina Brown, Juliana Hayden-Nygren, Katharina Heinrich, Alba Hernández Ant et al.:
    The Ocean Incubator Network (OIN) Living Laboratory and Ocean Literacy Toolkit
    Septentrio Reports 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Mojgan Pooladi :
    Creation of the Law and Ocean Literacy Document by Mojgan Pooladi
    06. June 2024
  • Margherita Paola Poto :
    Pathways to a Healthier Planet New Approaches Through Creativity and Experiential Learning. From the UNIPED assignment to the Establishment of a Course (JUR-1040)
    2024

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    CV

    1.     Personal information
    First name, Surname
    Margherita Paola, Poto
    Date, Place of birth
    6 August 1978, Torino, Italy
    Sex:
    F
    Nationality; Languages
    Nationality: Italian; Language skills: Italian (Native); English (C2); French (C1); German/Spanish (B2); Dutch (B1), Norwegian (B2). Elements: Kiswahili, Aramaic, Mandarin
    ORCID
    0000-0002-6974-1523
    2.     Education
    Year
    Faculty/department - University/institution – Country
    2002-2006
    Dr. Juris (Ph.D.) in Public Law, University of Pavia, Italy.
    2006-2007
    LLM European Public Law Centre, Legrena, Greece (best thesis award)
    2002-2003
    LLM Unito, Italy (High Specialization for Legal Professions; scholarship for best entrance exam)
    2002-2003
    Bachelor Studies in Philosophy, Unito, Italy (History of Philosophy/ Religions, German Literature, Music)
    1997-2001
    LLM Unito, Italy (summa cum laude; best academic career award, scholarship for merits)
    1993-1997
    High School Diploma in Classical Studies, Turin (State Exam grade: 60/60; Greek, Latin, Philosophy)
    3.     Positions - current and previous
    Year
    Job title – Employer – Country
    2020-
    Research Professor – Faculty of Law – UiT The Arctic University of Norway - Norway
    2016-2020
    Postdoc at the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea - NCLOS (formerly JCLOS) – UiT – Norway
    2019
    Professore II fascia in Diritto Amministrativo- Unito– Italy
    2008-2019
    Assistant Professor Administrative Law, Unito (National habilitation for professorship: 2013) – Italy
    2009-2012
    Legal Counsel in Food Law -Précon Food Management BV - The Netherlands
    2009-2010
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Food Law - Wageningen University - The Netherlands
    2006
    Post-Doc in Public Law - Max Planck Institute International Law, Heidelberg – Germany
    2007-2016
    External consultant in Law - ITC ILO – Torino – Italy
    2004-2019
    Attorney –Private Law Firm –Torino- Italy (Admission to the bar as lawyer trainee: 2001; State exam: 2004; Admission to the Registry of Attorney/Professors in law, Court of Appeal of Torino: 2008-2019)
    2002-2008
    Research Fellow in Administrative Law –University of Turin – Italy
    4.     Career breaks
    Year
    Reason
    2007
    Maternity leave
     

    5.     Membership of Professional Bodies

    Albo Professionale Ordine Avvocati Torino 2004-2008 (Professional Register: Attorney admitted to the Bar); Albo Professional Ordine Avvocati Torino –Sezione Speciale Professori Universitari 2008-2019 (Professional Register for Lawyers with the Qualification as University Professors)

    6.     Fellowships, Awards, Mobility
    YoungCAS Fellow Award for Talented Young Scholars, CAS, Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo, Norway (2018)

    International Visiting Scholar at University of Victoria, BC, CA (Terje and Valerie Stadler Jacobsen Research Award 2017), Tsinghua University and Renmin University of China (Marie Curie 2010-2012); American University, Washington College of Law (2010); Hong Kong University (2007-2008), MPIL, Heidelberg (DAAD 2006; WWP Ongoing Researcher Award 2016), BICL, London (FP6, EU 2004-2005)

    Scholarship and Best Thesis Award for the LLM in Public Law, EPLO, Greece (2006-2007)

    Best Academic Career Award, Turin, Italy (Optime, Unione Industriale, 2001.

    7.     Project management experience
    PROJECT EXPERIENCE: In the past 21 years I have developed extensive research and academic experience worldwide, first working as a project assistant and then progressively as a team leader and principal investigator in internationally funded research projects, in cooperation with academic institutions, research institutes, international organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, with a funding track record of more than n. 30 projects. Host institutions and project partners included Universities in Italy, EU and associated countries (mainly Norway), Eastern Asia (China, Hong Kong), sub-Saharan Africa (Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone), Canada, and the U.S., as well as international organizations such as the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO), the World Bank, and the OECD.

    AREAS OF RESEARCH: My research and academic activity have been focusing on internationally acknowledged research lines, moving from a uni-disciplinary approach (law) to cross-disciplinary, co-created and community-based research, critically reflecting on colonialism on knowledge production, exploring participatory approaches to environmental governance, integration of science and indigenous knowledge, as well as addressing the gap between science and law through science-informed decision-making processes. In particular, in my early years of research in comparative administrative law, I have been looking into the governance of sensitive sectors (food, environment, financial sector, health), arguing on the need to provide evidence-formed decision-making processes, limiting the discretionary powers of the public administration, and in general addressing the gap between science and law through participation, community-engaged reflections and co-creation. Since my postdoctoral experience in food law (Wageningen University, WUR), and then in Arctic Governance (UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø) I have been collaborating with interdisciplinary teams of researchers, working with food scientists, then policymakers, marine biologists, paleontologists, experts in geosciences, and representatives of local and indigenous communities. From this experience, I developed an understanding of the importance to find a common ground for natural and social scientists, policymakers and local communities to create integrated responses to complex environmental challenges. In parallel with the research activities, in the early years of my research, I have developed more than ten years’ experience as a legal counsel (State exam with registration to the bar association in 2004), supporting farmers’ and fishers’ organizations and their capacities to generate knowledge and promoting local farming and climate-smart agricultural practices for climate-resilient food systems (Précon Food Bunnik, The Netherlands; Précon Egypt; Précon Sierra Leone; Wageningen UR; Rwanda and Ethiopia, ITC-ILO; World Development Bank).

    Year
    Project owner - Project - Role – Funder
    2023-2024
    University of Bayreuth - An Innovative Partnership and Methods for Knowledge Co-Production in Water Governance. The case study of the Gesso Stura Natural Park. – Co P.I. – DAAD (19k euro)
    2023
    University of Turin, Department of Linguistics - ELI_Lab: Environmental Literacy Initiative: A Laboratory on Storytelling. An initiative of Public Engagement – Team Member – University of Turin (5k euro)
    2022
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Department of Geosciences – AKMA2 Ocean Senses Expedition – Team Member – INTPART 2019-2023 and Strategiske Midler Faculty of Law - P.I. G. Panieri, endorsed by UN Ocean Decade. Website: https://en.uit.no/project/akma (10k nok)
    2022
    University of Bayreuth - Co-production of knowledge in climate governance – Co-P.I.- University of Bayreuth and Centre of International Excellence Alexander von Humboldt (P.I. E. Lohse) (10 k euro)
    2021
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway – PES Horizon Europe - Support for Project Establishment and Positioning – P.I. – Norwegian Research Council (300 k nok)
    2021-2024
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway – An Exchange Program on Empathy Compassion and Care in Water Governance – P.I. - UTFORSK HKDIR 2021-2024 (Norway-Brazil) (3 M nok)
    2021-2028
    University of Otago - Coastal People: Southern Skies. The vision of Coastal People: Southern Skies is flourishing wellness (mauri ora) of coastal communities. Their mission is to connect, understand and restore coastal ecosystems of New Zealand and the Pacific through transformative research, local action and by unlocking potential through new opportunities and pathways to learning – Role: International Expert in Indigenous Law and Water - Tertiary Education Commission, NZ (32.25 M NZD)
    2021-2025
    Sami Research Group UiT - Governance of Land and Natural Resources in Sápmi, a legal approach (GoSapmi, P.I. Ø.Ravna) - WP 1 Leader on Interaction between international indigenous rights, obligations, and implementation at the national level – Norwegian Research Council: Researcher Project Transformative Research Project, Forsker20 (8 M nok)
    2020-2024
    UiT - SECURE Novel Marine Resources for Food Security and Food Safety, BFE, Helsefak, Jurfak – Main Legal Investigator and WP Leader – UiT (30 M nok)
    2019-2020
    NCLOS - Rethinking the spatial architecture of the law of the sea and ocean governance – WP1 Leader – NCLOS, UiT (20 k nok)
    2016-2019
    JCLOS UiT - The role of the Arctic Council as a player in the global arena to safeguard and protect marine biodiversity – P.I. – K.G. Jebsen Foundation (30 M nok)
    2019
    DFG - Nachhaltigkeit durch Partizipation? Internationale, europäische und rechtsvergleichende Perspektiven -Study on participation and sustainability – Team member – DFG (46.09 k euro)
    2019
    DNSZ – Seed Money - Integrating local knowledge in marine resource governance – co-P.I.- Deutsch-Norwegisches Studien Zentrum (DNSZ) (2.94 k euro)
    2018
    YoungCAS for Talented Scholars- Indigenous law and Methodology – P.I.- CAS Oslo (150 K nok)
    2017
    UiT– Indigenous Law - Visiting Fellow at ILRU, Victoria, Ca - Stadler Jacobsen Research Fund (50 K nok)
    2016-2017
    DAAD - Protection of water by law – Coinvestigator - DAAD, Bonn, Germany (25 k euro)
    2014-2015
    UfU- Die Umweltverbandsklage in der rechtspolitischen Debatte – co-P.I.- Federal Ministry of Environment, Germany (30 k euro)
    2014-2015
    Unito- Right and access to water in a context of international development in Tanzania- Students supervisor -  Progetti UniCoo Mobilita’ III bando Unito (10.2 keuro)
    2012-2014
    DAAD - Participatory Rights- Århus Convention – Co P.I.– DAAD (25 k euro)
    2011-2014
    World Bank and PFMR (Basket Fund), Twinning Arrangement to Develop Capacity at the School of Finance and Banking (SFB) to meet Rwanda Training needs in Procurement - Team leader Rwanda– World Bank and ITC-ILO (1.3 M euro)
    2010-2013
    Precon Food Management - EU Export Market Certification of Sierra Leone. Fishery and Marine Products – Legal counsel - Government of Sierra Leone (2.6 M euro)
    2013
    Unito - Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: towards an integrated approach on the national and international stage (EPSEI) – Team member on environmental participation in China- Marie Curie Irses EU Commission (total project funding not disclosed)
    2012
    Precon Food Management – EDES Program COLEAPC on Developing Training Materials on Food Safety – Legal Counsel - Europe-ACP Liaison Committee (2 k euro)
    2009-2010
    University of Perugia – Health care system (Germany) – Research Assistant – MIUR (PRIN 2007) (15 k euro)
    2010
    WUR-LEI - Requirements in International Agri-Food Trade – Research assistant - EU Project NTM, FP7 (total project funding not disclosed)
    2009
    GHI and WUR - Nano Foods: Principles-Based Responsive Regulation EFFosST – Research Assistant – Wageningen University (total project funding not disclosed)
    2009
    AICIL Tanzania – Legal Aid Program – WP Leader – US Embassy in Dar Es Salaam (2.5 k US dollar)
    2007-2009
    Unito - Participation, access, and justice in environmental law – Team member – MIUR (PRIN 2005) (15 k euro)
    2008
    Unito – Trust in a comparative perspective – P.I. – Hong Kong University (2 k euro)
    2004-2008
    Unito- Le competenze amministrative dopo la riforma del Titolo V della Costituzione (Administrative competence to State and Regions after constitutional reforms) – P.I.- University of Turin (96k euro)
    2004-2005
    University of Turin - Research Grant di Ricerca scientifica applicata: La sicurezza alimentare tra Unione Europea, Stato e Regioni dopo la riforma del Titolo V della Costituzione (Food safety in EU, State and Regions after Constitutional reforms)- Regione Piemonte and FP6-EU (33 k euro)
     

    8.     Teaching portfolio

     In the past 22 years, I have been fortunate to obtain a wide range of teaching experiences. Since 2020, I have developed an annual interactive course (hybrid online and in-person) in Administrative Law in the framework of the Agenda 2030 (SDGs) with a special focus on the impacts of the global pandemic on administrative law, one health approaches to environmental and human challenges (Bachelor Program in Business and Management at the University of Turin, Italy); a course on Public Law for Economics (Bachelor Program Business and Management at the University of Turin, Italy), a course for Ph.D. Students on Writing and Communication Skills (UiT The Arctic University of Norway). Previously, I was appointed by Unito, Upo, WUR, and other European and international academic institutions, as an adjunct professor, senior lecturer, guest lecturer, tutor, and trainer to trainers, as well as a course designer leader, to doctoral, postgraduate, undergraduate courses, and civil servants (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Norway, Nl, Canada). Teaching subjects: innovative approaches to administrative law, public law, EU law, contract law, tort law, labor law, environmental and food law, public procurement law, ethics and fraud, public law for economics; Scandinavian legal thinking and realism. Courses on methodology: indigenous methodology, communication skills for lawyers, critical legal thinking, academic writing for Ph.D. students (Norway, Kenya, Canada). My teaching expertise covers the national, comparative, and global perspectives.

    9.     Publications
    I have 189 publications (including 14 books), of which 9 are forthcoming. A list of the most relevant publications in the last 6 years can be found here.

    10. Dissemination, communication, and outreach
    From 2003 to 2022 I contributed to the dissemination of my research results, as well as developed managerial and administrative skills by participating in, organizing, coordinating, and leading many scientific meetings, conferences, workshops (94), at national (Norwegian and Italian) and international level.