Dr. Nadalutti, Elisabetta

Visiting Scholar
01/01/2013 to 31/07/2013
Biographical Statement 

Elisabetta Nadalutti holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Philosophy from the University of Udine (Summa cum Laude) and an Master’s Degree in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Bath (Thesis Dissertation: Distinction). She obtained a PhD in European Integration Studies from the University of Bath (UK) with the thesis: ‘The Impact of Europeanization: Citizenship and Governance in the Upper Adriatic Cross Border Region between Slovenia and Italy’. Her PhD thesis focussed on issues of governance, citizenship and identity in cross-border areas.

She has conducted research on the impact of the European integration process in relation to civil-society mobilisation and identity construction. After her VIVA, she successfully competed for a placement as an Erasmus Mundus post-doctoral researcher at the Australian National University (Canberra). Since then she has started focussing on a comparative analysis between EU micro-regions (cross-border regions) and Southeast Asian growth triangles.

Her present research agenda aims to understand ‘what are the factors behind the “construction” of micro-cross border regions’, ‘to what extent micro and macro cross border regionalism is influenced by globalisation’, ‘to what extent non-state actors influence micro and macro-cross border cooperation in Europe and Southeast Asia’ and finally ‘to what extent micro-cross border cooperation influence transnational regional economy and civil society participation’.

She has presented at numerous international conferences in Europe and Southeast Asia and has published over 4 academic articles in a range of social and interdisciplinary journals.

At UNU-CRIS, Elisabetta worked on her project under the supervision of professor Philippe De Lombaerde.