Dr Francesca Strumia

Dr Francesca Strumia, Lecturer School of Law

Francesca Strumia joined the School of Law of the University of Sheffield in 2014. She previously held a Research Fellowship at the University of Torino, where she contributed to the creation of the Human Rights and Migration Law Clinic. She completed her doctoral studies at Harvard Law School in 2009, and subsequently practiced law in London and Milan, whilst holding a non-resident post-graduate research fellowship at Law School.

Francesca Strumia

Francesca’s research interests lie at the intersection of EU free movement law, citizenship theory and comparative immigration law. Francesca has worked for several years exploring the relation between the law on free movement of European citizens and the status and rights of third country national migrants in the EU. Her 2013 book ‘Supranational citizenship and the challenge of diversity-Immigrants, Citizens and Member States in the EU’, explores different facets of this relation. In a recent article, she applies notions of demoi-cracy and mutual recognition to theorize the relevance of supranational citizenship for the condition of third country nationals in the EU.

Another strand of Francesca’s research explores the theoretical roots of free movement of persons in the EU. She is currently working on a project on the ‘enhanced international law paradigm’ of EU free movement of citizens. The project traces in EU law an asymmetry between protection of a right to leave and protection of a right to entry that resonates with the international law model of cross-border free movement. This allows mapping the EU law right onto the same spectrum between sovereignty and individual freedom that characterizes free movement under international law.

A further strand of Francesca’s research focuses on skilled migrants policies in a comparative perspective. In particular, Francesca is working on ‘new generation’ skilled migrants’ policies, such as investment and start-up visa. Her key findings to date are that relevant policies portray a notion of ‘talent as output’, which sets them apart from traditional skilled migration policies. Her most recent paper in this respect, ‘New-generation Skilled Migration Policies and the Changing Fabric of Membership: Talent as Output and the Headhunting State’ is available here http://investmentmigration.org/download/new-generation-skilled-migration-policies-changing-fabric-membership-talent-output-headhunting-state/. This part of her research also inspires her government advisory work – Francesca has been an advisor to the Italian Ministry of Economic Development for the design of their investment and start-up visa policy.

Francesca is co-investigator, with Dr. Majella Kilkey, in the EU funded project ‘Jean Monnet Migrant Crisis Network’. The project, which runs until 2019, explores in relevant part the interrelation between the EU response to the migrant crisis, and the EU approach to the crisis of free movement of persons.

Most recently, Francesca has been active in researching the implications of Brexit for transnational rights and for the meaning of supranational citizenship. One of her blogs on this theme has been included in the House of Commons Brexit Reading List. The piece is available here http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.it/2016/11/in-between-lines-of-high-court-brexit.html.


Some Relevant Articles and Working Papers

Strumia F (2016) Brexiting European Citizenship through the Voice of Others. German Law Journal, 17(Brexit Supplement), 109-115. View this article in WRRO

Strumia F (2016) Divorce Immediately, or Leave. Rights of Third Country Nationals and Family Protection in the Context of EU Citizens’ Free Movement: Kuldip Singh and Others.. Common Market Law Review, 53(5), 1373-1393. View this article in WRRO

Strumia F (2016) European Citizenship and EU Immigration: A Demoicratic Bridge between the Third Country Nationals’ Right to Belong and the Member States’ Power to Exclude. European Law Journal, 22(4), 417-447. View this article in WRRO

Strumia F (2016) New-generation Skilled Migration Policies and the Changing Fabric of Membership: Talent as Output and the Headhunting State. Investment Migration Working Papers, 2016/04. http://investmentmigration.org/download/new-generation-skilled-migration-policies-changing-fabric-membership-talent-output-headhunting-state/


Some Relevant Book Chapters

Strumia F (forthcoming 2017) European Citizenship and Transnational Rights. Chronicles of a Troubled Narrative In Thym D (Ed.), Questioning Union Citizenship Hart

Strumia F (forthcoming 2017) ‘Supranational Citizenship’, in Oxford Handbook of Citizenship (Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauböck, Irene Bloemraad & Maarten Vink eds., Oxford University Press)

Strumia F (2017) ‘Individual Rights, Interstate Equality, State Autonomy: European Horizontal Citizenship and its (Lonely) Playground in Trans-Atlantic Perspective’, in EU Citizenship and Federalism, The Role of Rights (Dimitry Kochenov ed., Cambridge University Press).

Strumia F (2017) ‘Ruiz Zambrano’s Quiet Revolution: 468 Days that Made the Immigration Case of One Deprived Worker into the Constitutional Case of Two Precarious Citizens’, in EU Law Stories: Comparative and Contextual Histories of European Jurisprudence (Fernanda Nicola, Bill Davies eds., Cambridge University Press)

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