Eliana is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral research fellow at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). Her research explores the interrelation of political ecology/economy, violence, and conflict in the theory and practice of international law. She is also interested in legal questions raised by the unequal distribution of natural resources, environmental justice, and human rights and global extractivism. She is the author of The Ecology of War and Peace: Marginalising Slow and Structural Violence in International Law, published in September 2021 with Cambridge University Press.
She 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 is a member of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of International Law and of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE). In 2021 she was awarded the young scholar prize of the European Society of International Law.
Prior to joining ACIL, Eliana was a lecturer at Essex Law School (UK), where she taught public international law and human rights law. Before entering academia, she practiced as a lawyer in Milan specialising in white collar and environmental crimes; interned at the International Criminal Court; and worked as a Legal and Policy Officer at the Siracusa International Institute for Human Rights and Criminal Justice.