Serena D Agostino

Serena D'Agostino

PhD Researcher Migration, Diversity & Justice

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Serena is a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for European Studies (IES) and the Department of Political Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She is part of the joint research programme Evaluating Democratic Governance in Europe (EDGE) and the IES cluster Migration, Diversity and Justice. Serena is also a member of the VUB "RHEA Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity & Intersectionality" and an associate member of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies. Her PhD research project investigates the Europeanization of Romani Women Policies & Politics in Central and Eastern European Member States
In July 2013 she obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in EU Law on Immigration and Asylum by the Odysseus Academic Network at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
She holds a MA (summa cum laude) in International Politics and Relations from the University of Pisa (Italy) and a BA in International Communications from the University for Foreigners of Perugia (Italy). During her Master, she spent a year in Paris (France) as Erasmus student at the Department of Hautes Etudes Internationales (HEI) - Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (I.Na.L.C.O.).
From 2009 to 2012 Serena worked in the International Development Co-operation sector in the Western Balkans and coordinated Humanitarian Aid interventions in Eastern Africa. Her research interests include Central Eastern Europe, European policy-making, Europeanization, Equality & Non-discrimination, (Political) Intersectionality, Migration & Minorities, Roma rights, Roma women, Social Movements.

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Profile and Publications

 


Conference Papers

  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2016. The EUropeanization of Romani Women Activism in Romania and Bulgaria: a Two-Face Coin?, paper presented at the workshop "Ethnic Relations, Minorities and Belonging in Europe and China", organised by KU Leuven – Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies (GCIS), Leuven – Belgium, 2 June 2016. Link
  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2016. The EUropeanization of Romani Women Activism in Romania and Bulgaria: a Two-Face Coin?, paper presented at the International Conference “The European Union In International Affairs V”, jointly organized by IES-VUB, IEE-ULB, UNU-CRIS, Egmont Institute, Brussels – Belgium, 11-13 May 2016. Link
  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2015. Romani Women Activism in Romania: the ‘Transformative Role’ of the EU?, paper presented at the Gypsy Lore Society Conference on Romani Studies, Chisinau – Moldova, 10-12 September 2015.
  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2015. Romani Women Activism in Romania: the ‘Transformative Role’ of the EU?, paper presented at the UACES 45th Annual Conference, Bilbao – Spain, 7-9 September 2015. Link
  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2015. Romani Women Activism in Romania: the ‘Transformative Role’ of the EU?, paper presented at the International Conference “Communication and entrepreneurship in the European context”, Bucharest – Romania, 8-9 June 2015.
  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2015. Consolidated Criteria for Assessing Intersectionality Operationalization: Policies towards Roma Women in Central and Eastern European Member States as test-cases, paper presented at the 3rd “Equal is not Enough” Conference, Antwerp – Belgium, 4-6 February 2015. Link
  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2014. Enhancing the categorization of intersectional equality policies: the case of Roma women in Central & Eastern European Member States, paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Glasgow – Scotland, 3-6 September 2014. Link
  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2014. Mapping intersectional equality policies in Central & Eastern European Member States: the case of Roma women, paper presented at the Gypsy Lore Society Conference on Romani Studies, Bratislava – Slovakia, 11-13 September 2014.

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2015. Consolidated Criteria for Assessing Intersectionality Operationalization in European Equality Policies: The Case of Roma Women. DiGeST. Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies, 2(3-4), p. 95-110. Link pdf

Articles, Essays & Reviews

  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2013. The Position of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Zakaria Case (C-23/12): General Observations, Rivista dell’Osservatorio sullo Spazio Europeo di Libertà, Sicurezza e Giustizia, Vol. 0, No. 2, pp. 5-11 Link

Commissioned Research & Policy Work

  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2016. Five Years of EU Roma Integration Policies: Vanishing Gender Awareness?, IES Policy Brief, Issue 2016/14, May 2016. Link pdf
  • AHRENS, Petra, D'AGOSTINO, Serena & WOODWARD, Alison. 2015. Building a gender just society. A common European Agenda for gender equality, Conference Report, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Brussels, March 2015. Link
  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2014. The Missing Piece: Empowerment of Roma Grassroots Organisations in EU Roma Integration Policies, IES Policy Brief, Issue 2014/10, December 2014 Link pdf

Newspaper Op-eds & Online Commentary

  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2017. Romnja: Longue Vie aux Activistes (in)visibles!, European Roma Information Office (ERIO), On-line Resources - Thematic: Gender. Link
  • D'AGOSTINO, Serena. 2017. Romnja: Long live the (in)visible activists!, Institute for European Studies, Newsletter March 2017 - Section: Gender & Diversity at the IES: Yes We Care!. Link