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Daniela Musina

Allievo del Corso di Perfezionamento/PhD

Transnational Governance


Daniela is PhD candidate in Transnational Governance at the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant'Anna, under the supervision of Francesco Strazzari and Mario Pianta. Her research seeks to advance a critical analysis of the models and practices of security governance across the Euro-Mediterranean space. Specifically, it looks at  EU and EU member states-sponsored practices of transnational policing and at their impact in (post)revolutionary and/or mobilizing contexts, with a look at political configurations in Tunisia and Lebanon. Daniela is interested in theoretical approaches from international relations, international sociology, postcolonial and feminist studies that look at the nexus between security, capitalism and sexuality, as well as qualitative methodologies and political ethnography.

She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in International Sciences, Development and Cooperation  from the University of Turin, and a double Master's Degree in International Relations/International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and the University La Sapienza of Rome. She spent long research stays at the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC) in Tunis. Before starting her PhD, Daniela carried out internships and work experiences at the European Commission in Brussels, at the European University Institute in Florence and in the non-profit sector, which very much impacted the choice of her research topic. She is socially engaged in campaigns against the criminalization of migration and she regularly volunteers for intercultural associations that carry out integration and welcoming activities in Florence and Tuscany.