BA in International Development and a MA in Development Politics from the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’, Italy.
PhD in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where she also taught as a Teaching Fellow in Political Economy of Development.
Member and organiser for the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE).
Worked for the UNIDO – ITPO Office in Rome, Italy.
Her research focuses on industrial development within emerging economies, the automotive industry, and the impact of industrial restructuring on employment. During her MA and PhD, she worked on the development of the Indian auto industry, on industrial relations and labour organising in the Indian National Capital Region, conducting field research in the Delhi auto cluster in 2009 and 2011/12.
She is currently working on a research project involving the comparison between South African and Indian auto industry, including a comparative analysis of auto policies in the two countries and their employment outcomes.