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Eliana Cusato is joining the Amsterdam Center for International Law in February 2021 as a Marie Skłodowska Curie post-doctoral fellow. Her research project, ‘Resource Wars in an Unequal World’, combines her interests in the fields of international law, political ecology, and peace and conflict studies.

Dr Eliana Cusato

How should we understand peace and security in times of climate/ecological disruption? How does international law shape the relationship between ecology, economy, and conflict? These are some of the questions that Eliana will investigate in her research project funded by the EC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. By interrogating mainstream legal practices, this project will open intellectual spaces to rethink current ‘solutions’ to some of the international legal order’s most pressing concerns: the ecological crisis, rising violence and inequalities, and their interaction.

Eliana holds academic qualifications from the National University of  Singapore (Ph.D.), where she was a recipient of the NUS Doctoral Research Scholarship, and Catholic University of Milan (LL.B and LL.M). She was a visiting researcher at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University. She serves as a member of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of International Law. Prior to joining ACIL, Eliana was a lecturer in the School of Law, University of Essex (UK).