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Matteo Niccolini

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CURRENT POSITION

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law, Department of Law, University of Verona (since 01/10/2016)

  • Visiting Lecturer, Newcastle University Law School, UK (since 01/02/2019)

  • External Member, Centre for the Study of Law in Theory and Practice (LTAP), Liverpool John Moores University, UK (since 18/10/2019)

  • Member of Teaching staff council for the Ph.D. Program in European and International Legal Studies, Graduate School in Legal and Economic Sciences, University of Verona (since 01/01/2014)

  • Senior Researcher, Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research (since 2011)

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PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • Assistant Professor of Comparative Public Law, Department of Law, University of Verona (01/03/2011-30/09/2016)

  • Member of the Teaching staff council for the Ph.D. Program in Italian and European Constitutional Law, Graduate School of Law, University of Verona (01/05/2011-31/12/2013)

  • Scholarship Holder, Department of Law, University of Verona (15/12/2010-28/09/2011)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Law, University of Verona (01/11/2008-31/10/20010)

  • Scholarship Holder, Faculty of Law, University of Alcalá, Spain (01/12/2007-31/01/2008)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Law, University of Verona (01/03/2005-28/02/2007)

  • PhD Student, with 3-year fellowship, University of Verona (01/01/2002-31/12/2004)

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AWARDS/ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • Qualification for Full Professorship (Abilitazione scientifica di prima fascia), Comparative Law, 12/E2, MIUR, ASN 2018-2020 (16/09/2019).

  • Award for the Academic Career (“Medalla al mérito académico”). “Centro Latinoamericano de Derechos Humanos”, founded by the Universities “J. F. Kennedy”, “Lomas de Zamora” (Argentina) and by the “Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Penal” (México, D.F.) (17/03/2016).

  • Appointed “Miembro honorífico” (honorary member) of the “Instituto Peruano Argentino de Derecho” (Peruan-Argentine Law Institute) – IPADEP (29/04/2019)

  • Qualification for Associate Professorship (Abilitazione scientifica di seconda fascia), Comparative Law, 12/E2, MIUR, call 2012 (30/03/2017).

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

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-FUNDED BY THE EU COMMISSION:

  • Key Staff member – Call for Tenders negotiated procedure No. CES/DAG/Relations with Organised Civil Society and Forward Study/1/2014. Contracting Authority: European Economic and Social Committee. “The representation in the labour world in national and European institutions: the role of national and European economic and social committees and of other dialogue structures”. PI: Donata Gottardi, University of Verona (28/05/2013-28/08/2013).

  • Associated Partner, EU Commission Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Positioning Regions and Regionalism in a Democratic Europe” (PRRIDE), PI Prof. Gabriele Abels, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany, Erasmus+ Program (2015-2536/001–001) (15/09/2015-31/12/2018).

  • Key Staff Member – EU Commission Transnational Youth Forum 2022: Climate Change, Global Concerns and impact on the Rights of the Future Generations, PI Prof. Theophano Pampaka, Erasmus+ Program (2020-3-CY02-KA347-001971)

  • Coordinator – Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and SubProgramme: Partner Countries, Erasmus+ Program (2019-2021), 2019-1-IT02-KA107-061698 (Malawi)

  • Coordinator – Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and SubProgramme: Partner Countries, Erasmus+ Program (2019-2021), 2019-1-IT02-KA107-061698 (South Africa)-.

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-FUNDED BY THE ITALIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION:

  • PRIN 2017 “Dal pluralismo giuridico allo Stato interculturale. Statuti personali, deroghe al diritto comune e limiti inderogabili nello spazio giuridico europeo”, PI Prof. Pegoraro, University of Bologna – member of the unit of the University of Bologna (since 1/3/2020)

  • PRIN 2010-2011 “Corti, dottrina e società inclusiva: l’impatto dei formanti dottrinali sulle Corti di vertice”, PI Prof. Elisabetta Palici di Suni, University of Turin – member of the unit of the University of Verona (01/03/2013-28/02/2016).

  • PRIN 2005 “Dalla Corte dei diritti alla Corte dei conflitti”, PI Prof. Valerio Onida, University of Milan – member of the unity of the University of Verona (01/01/2005-31/12/2007).

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-FUNDED BY OTHER COUNTRIES (national I+D, investigación y desarrollo):

  • Project “Interacción entre representación y participación en la producción normativa”, within the Project “Formas de participación política en los sistemas de gobierno multinivel y mejora de la calidad democrática, PI J. Tudela Aranda, Fundación Manuel Giménez Abad y Universidad de Barcelona (DER2015-68160-C3-3-P (01/01/2016-31/12/2018)

  • Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (INAP) – Spain, “La reforma de las administraciones públicas en España: análisis de las medidas puestas en marcha en la legislatura 2011-2015”. PI Prof Carlos Vidal Prado (Uned-Madrid) (01/04/2016-31/03/2017)

  • Project “Ensenar la Constitución, Educar en Democracia”, PI Prof. Carlos Vidal Prado (Uned-Madrid), RTI2018-096103-B-I00 (01/01/2019-31/12/2020)

  • Project Mission de recherche Droit et Justice (Paris, France) “Cartographie historique du droit, PI Jean-Louis HALPÉRIN, Centre de théorie et d’analyse du droit, Paris-Nanterre & E.N.S., Paris, CTAD UMR 7074

  • Project “Instrumentos contramayoritarios en el Estado constitucional”, PI Josep María Castellá Andreu, University of Barcelona PID2019-104414GB-C32 (01/01/2020-31/12/2022)

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-.SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS, VISITING AND LECTURING POSITIONS

  • Research Period, Departamento de Derecho Público, Facultad de Derecho – Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile (Chile) (28/08/2011-19/09/2011)

  • Research Period, Departamento de Derecho Constitucional – Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – U.N.E.D di Madrid (Spain) (26/03/2012-04/04/2012)

  • Visiting Researcher, Departamento de Derecho y Ciencia Política, Universitat de Barcelona (14/01/2013-21/01/2013)

  • Research Period, Departamento de Derecho y Ciencia Política – Universitat de Barcelona (13/01/2014-26/01/2014)

  • Research Period at the Departamento de Derecho Constitucional – Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – U.N.E.D di Madrid (Spain) (01/01/2014-31/10/2014)

  • Visiting Fellow, Newcastle University Law School (15/05/2017-30/06/2017)
  • PRRIDE Guest Lecture Scholar, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Istitute of Political Science. Block seminar “The Legal Geography of Multi-Level Contexts: The Case of the EU Territorial Constitution” (03/05/2018–07/05/2018

  • Research period at the Newcastle Law School (12/07/2018–31/07/2018).

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JOURNALS, SERIES AND INSTITUTES BOARDS

  • Co-Editor of the Revista General de Derecho Público Comparado

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Liverpool Law Review.

  • Member of the local board (Verona) of Rivista Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo

  • Member of the International Editorial Board of European Autonomy and Diversity Papers (EDAP)

  • Member of the International Scientific Committee and Editorial Board of Revista de Derecho Penal (Argentina)

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Revista de Derecho de la Unión Europea

  • Member of the Editorial Committee of the Revista de Derecho Político

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Journal Il diritto dell’agricoltura

  • With Emma A. Imparato (Naples University for Oriental languages) and Veronica Federico (Florence University): scientific responsibility for the Focus on Subsaharian and Southern Anglophone Courts judgments. Review: federalismi.it. http://www.federalismi.it/focus/index_focus.cfm?FOCUS_ID=73

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SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PARTICIPATIONS AS A SPEAKER

  • Seminar “Law and Imagination: Legal Change in Troubled Times”, City, University of London, Against the Failure of the Legal Imagination: Literary Narratives, Brexit and the Sort of the Anglo-British Constitution, (24/06/2019)

  • Conference “La Justicia Transicional en América Latina a la luz de los modelos comparados”, Bononia University, La giustizia di transizione nei Paesi dell’Africa subsahariana (28/06/ 2019)

  • Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference, Inequality of Goods and Lands; or, the Iniquitous Effects of Global Comparative Law, University of Central Lancashire, (04/09/2019)

  • Webinar “Lo Stato e l’eccezione dopo la pandemia. Le conseguenze globali della pandemia di COVID-19 sui rapporti tra i pubblici poteri, analizzate nello specchio italiano”, L’Africa subsahariana, Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma/GEODI – Centro di Ricerca di Geopolitica e Diritto Comparato (28/05/2020)

  • Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference, Methodological Rebellions. How To Do Comparative Law in a Time of Climate Change, University of Exeter (online) (01/09/2020)

  • Seminars series “Arcipelago Europa”, Comparazione Giuridica e “altri” saperi Department of Cultures, Politics, and Society, University of Turin (20/10/2020)

  • Centre for the Study of Law in Theory and Practice’ (LTAP), The Crisis of Democracy and the Rule of Law, Liverpool John Moores University (UK), (26/11/2020).

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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Edited collections

  • (with) Thomas Perrin, Focus: Islands and Insularity: Between Law, Geography, and Fiction, in Pólemos. Journal of Law, Literature and Culture, 14(2), 2020.
  • (with R. Mullender, T. D.C. Bennett, E. Mickiewicz), Law and Imagination in Troubled Times A Legal and Literary Discourse, Abingdon and New York, Routledge, 2020.
  • Focus. Articulating the Body Politic: Intersections in Law, Culture, and Society in Pólemos. Journal of Law, Literature and Culture, 12(1), 2018, 1–3.

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Articles

  • Inequality of Goods and Lands’ in Mortgaged Democracies: Paradigms and Effects of Global Comparative Law, in The Liverpool Law Review, vol. 40, n. 1, 2020, 27-44.
  • Law and the Humanities in a Time of Climate Change, in The Cardozo Electronic Law Bulletin, vol. 26, n. 1 , 2020, 1-32.
  • Praising the World “by Geometrical Terms”: Legal Metrics, Science and Indicators in Swift’s Voyage to Laputa, in Pólemos, vol. 13, n. 2, 2019, 327-348
  • Writing for the “Scholar and the Gentleman.” Language, Society, and Legal Education in Blackstone’s Commentaries, in The Cardozo Electronic Law Bulletin, 2018, vol. 24, pp. 1-32.
  • Turning Vanity Fair into The Coelestial City: England’s Legal Narratives of the Body Politic from Bunyan to Thackeray, in Pólemos. Journal of Law, Literature and Culture, 12(1), 2018, 123–145.
  • From Hard-Copy to Digital Law via “Illustrated Courtrooms”: Visualising the History of Legal English, in Pólemos. Journal of Law, Literature and Culture, 11(1), 2017, pp. 209-245.

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Chapters in Books:

  • Against the failure of the legal imagination. Literary narratives, Brexit and the fate of the Anglo-British Constitution, in R. Mullender, M. Nicolini, T. D.C. Bennett, E. Mickiewicz (eds.), Law and Imagination in Troubled Times A Legal and Literary Discourse, Abingdon and New York, Routledge, 2020, pp. 239-258.
  • African Legal Traditions, in G. Mousourakis (ed), Comparative Law and Legal Traditions, Heidelber: Springer, 2019, pp. 281-297.
  • (with Mara Logaldo), New Provinces of Writing and Legal Education: Law, Language and Society in Blackstone’s Commentaries, in Chiara Battisti, Sidia Fiorato (eds), Law and the Humanities: Cultural Perspectives, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019, pp. 249-274
  • Monstrosity “Overseas”? Civilisation, Trade and Colonial Policy in Conrad’s African Tales, in D. Carpi (ed.), Monsters and Monstrosity. From the Canon to the Anti-Canon: Literary and Juridical Subversions, Berlin-BNew York, de Gruyter, 2019, pp. 235-253.
  • Narrators of Fables or Framers of the Constitution? The Acallam na Senórach Beyond Time, Place, and Law, in D. Carpi, M. Leiboff (eds), Fables of the Law. Fairy Tales in a Legal Context, de Gruyter, Berlin, 2016.
  • n Droë Wit Seisoen in die Stormkaap: André Brink and the Fundamental Rights of the Afrikaners in Apartheid South Africa, in I. Ward (ed.), Literature and Human Rights. The Law, The Language and The Limitations of Human Rights Discourse, Berlin et al., De Gruyter, 2015, pp. 235-254.

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Prof. Matteo Niccolini

Prof. Avv. Cristina Costantini

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