Emanuela Roman


Emanuela Roman is a researcher at FIERI. She completed her PhD in Human Rights at the University of Palermo, Law Department (2017). She holds an MA in Human Rights from the University of Padova, Faculty of Political Sciences and an LLM from the International University College of Turin. Her main research interests include migration governance in the Mediterranean area, the externalisation and informalisation of EU migration, asylum and border management policies and their impact on migrant rights, the EU return and readmission policy, immigration detention, and the reception and integration of international protection applicants and beneficiaries in Italy. Emanuela is also a students’ supervisor at the Human Rights and Migration Law Clinic of Turin.



Emanuela Roman è ricercatrice a FIERI. Ha conseguito il dottorato di ricerca in Diritti Umani presso l’Università di Palermo, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza (2017). Laureata in Diritti Umani presso l’Università di Padova, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, ha frequentato un master LLM presso l’International University College di Torino. I suoi interessi di ricerca includono: la governance migratoria nell’area mediterranea, l’esternalizzazione e informalizzazione delle politiche europee in materia di immigrazione, asilo e controllo delle frontiere, le politiche europee di rimpatrio e riammissione, la detenzione amministrativa dei migranti, l’accoglienza e l’integrazione di richiedenti e beneficiari di protezione internazionale in Italia. Emanuela è anche supervisore degli studenti della clinica legale Human Rights and Migration Law di Torino.

  • Roman, E. (2022), The “Burden” of Being “Safe” – How Do Informal EU Migration Agreements Affect International Responsibility Sharing?, in E. Kassoti & N. Idriz (eds.) The Informalisation of the EU’s External Action in the Field of Migration and Asylum. The Hague: Springer & T.M.C. Asser Press, 317-346. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6265-487-7_14
  • Ponzo, I., L. Giannetto & E. Roman (2022), The variance in multilevel governance of asylum seekers’ reception in Italy: The key roles of policy legacy, politics and civil society, in T. Caponio & I. Ponzo (eds.) Coping with Migrants and Refugees. Multilevel Governance across the EU. London & New York: Routledge, 50-79. https://www.routledge.com/Coping-with-Migrants-and-Refugees-Multilevel-Governance-across/Caponio-Ponzo/p/book/9780367655228#sup
  • Hatziprokopiou, P., E. Papatzani, F. Pastore and E. Roman (2021), ‘Constrained mobility: a feature of protracted displacement in Greece and Italy’, Forced Migration Review 68: 59-62, https://www.fmreview.org/externalisation
  • Pastore, F. and E. Roman (2020), ‘Migration Policies and Threat-based Extraversion. Analysing the Impact of European Externalisation Policies on African Polities’, Revue européenne des migrations internationales 36(1): 133-152, https://journals.openedition.org/remi/14591
  • Pastore, F. and E. Roman (2020), ‘Framing migration in the southern Mediterranean: how do civil society actors evaluate EU migration policies? The case of Tunisia’, Comparative Migration Studies 8(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40878-019-0160-4