Dr Francesca Strumia


Francesca Strumia is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield School of Law. She joined the University of Sheffield in 2014, after having practiced law in London and Milan, and having taught at the University of Turin. She completed her SJD on Supranational Citizenship and the Challenge of Diversity at Harvard Law School in 2009.

Francesca has advised the Italian Ministry for Economic Development on their skilled migrants policies, and the Italian Embassy in the UK on the rights of EU citizens in the context of Brexit.  She has collaborated with the Human Rights and Migration Law Clinic of the University of Torino, which she also contributed to found.

Research interests

Francesca’s research interests include international and comparative migration law, citizenship theory and European Union Law. In particular, she works on the right to international free movement, on integration and cultural requirements in immigration and nationality law, the theory of supranational citizenship, and investor and entrepreneur migration policies.

She is currently working on three projects: 1) a study of the rationale, legal framing and possible applications of a right to hold citizens’ stakes beyond national borders; 2) A study of the repositioning of immigration law from the periphery to the center of the legal order, through its performance of three inter-related functions: gatekeeping, soul-searching and broadcasting; and 3) a study of the crisis phase of supranational citizenship, through a case study of the Windrush generation status in the UK and the settled status of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit.

Her recent publications include “From Alternative Triggers to Shifting Links: Social Integration and Protection of Supranational Citizenship in the Context of Brexit and Beyond”, European Papers (2018) and “Global Citizenship for the Stay-at-Homes”, IMISCOE Research Series. 279-284. Springer International Publishing, 2018.