Agostina Pirrello

PhD Candidate
International and European Law

Agostina Pirrello is a PhD Candidate in EU and International Law at the Law Department of Utrecht University, where she works in the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE). Her research aims at investigating empirically how access to justice can be enhanced in the light of the emerging supranational governance of migration.

Agostina’s interest includes the impact of EU Agencies on migrants' fundamental rights, the guarantees ensured by the right to an effective remedy and its relationship with elements of good administration. Before joining RENFORCE, Agostina was working as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Turin, where she conducted interdisciplinary research on migrants' detention and on legal remedies in border asylum procedures in the Sociology of Law and Criminology Department.

Prior to academia, Agostina gained valuable professional experience in the field of migration by working at the Italian Ministry of Interior (Territorial Commission for International Protection of Bologna) and at the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) in Malta. She had also previously completed her vocational training at the European Commission, in the Visa Policy Unit of the DG Home Affairs.