Stella Gianfreda holds a MA in International Relations and Diplomatic Science from the School of Political Science in Forlì (Italy), where she focused on politics and economy of development.
Until 2015 she worked with NGOs on migration and integration issues in Italy, Holland, and Belgium.
Her main research topics are European Immigration and Asylum Law and Immigration Policies. Thesis title (provisional): Europeanization and policy change in refugees reception policies in Italy and the UK. Supervisor: Prof. Eugenio Pizzimenti