PhD in Urban, Regional and Environmental Design, Habil. in Urban Studie . Her intellectual work and activism, cover socio-spatial inequalities, with a focus in recent years on public policies addressing migrants and refugees and housing. In the past, she worked in academic research in Italy, Germany, France, USA. She occasionally teaches and works in urban and social policies at EU level (e.g. URBACT, UIA, EU Urban Agenda Urban Poverty, Housing, Inclusion, Culture and Cultural Heritage et al.), and collaborates with NGOs, international organisations and independent civic initiatives in Europe mostly dealing with housing, homelessness and migration. Co-founder of Tesserae urban and social research, MiMetis SRL migration, member of the artist collective Oginoknauss, the International Network of Urban Research and Action., and From Sea to the Cities consortium.