I am a Associate Professor (Docent) at the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA).

My studies have focused mainly on international migration, one of the most important and contentious issues in contemporary European societies. I contributed to the understanding of mechanisms underlying immigrant childbearing decisions and their contributions to a country’s overall fertility rate. I also examined the provision of antenatal care and parental leave use of migrants and natives. These studies showed that strong inequalities and structural barriers persist for immigrants in many destination countries.

Before coming to Stockholm I held a research position at the Italian National Statistical Office (Istat) in Rome, where I worked with the department that was responsible for the census of the foreign population in Italy. During my PhD studies I completed the European Doctoral School for Demography and also took part in the International Max Planck Research School for Demography, located at the Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany.