Dr Veronica Federico is Lecturer with the Department of Legal Studies of the University of Florence, where she teaches Comparative Constitutional and European Law. Veronica obtained her PhD in 2005 at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. She holds a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (1998 at the EHESS) in comparative studies on development, and a Diploma di laurea in political science from the University of Florence, Italy. Lecturer with the Boston College from 2009 to 2017 in the BC study program in Italy, from 2001 to 2004 she has been research associate with the School of Social Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Principal investigator for the University of Florence in the EU funded Horizon 2020 project TransSOL (grant agreement n. 649435, years 2015-2018, on the theme of transnational solidarity), and member of the University of Florence research team on the EU Horizon 2020 project RESPOND (grant agreement n.770564, on current mass migration management), she has been awarded a number of national and international research grants. Her research interests include: African studies; African Comparative Constitutional Law; Fundamental and Human rights; Constitutional and Democratic Transitions; French Constitutional Law and Politics; Citizenship, and Migration studies. Among her most recent publications: “Società multiculturali e percorsi di integrazione”, co-edited with G. Cerrina Feroni, Florence Universuty Press 2017; “Public Participation in African Constitutionalism”, co-edited with T. Abbiate and M. Böckenförde, Routledge 2018; “Solidarity as Public Virtue” co-edited with C. Lahusen, Nomos 2018 (forthcoming).