Associate Professor in Public International Law and European Union Law at Universidad Carlos III (Madrid, Spain). Phd in Law and LLM in European Union Law. Chairholder of a UNESCO Chair in Public Freedoms and Civic Values. Project Manager at Women for Africa Foundation, based in Madrid. She is managing projects related to women empowerment, leadership and mediation in different African countries, including Ghana, Mali, Kenya and Benin. Previously she was the Director of the Peacebuilding Program at Toledo International Center for Peace (CITPAX), a Spanish private diplomacy institution. She has authored and edited four books as well as around 40 scientific articles and chapters in edited volumes. She has completed research stays at different Universities, including the London School of Economics and Political Science, Max Planck Institute for International and Public Law, New York University and the European University Institute in Florence. She has been awarded with different Academic Prizes and Fellowships: Award of Excellence, granted in 2011 by the Social Council of the University Carlos III; BANKIA Research Fellowship 2011/2012; Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado, UCIIIM; Award from the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors to the best doctoral dissertation in the field of social and legal sciences; Global Emile Noel Fellowship, New York University, 2006 and Jean Monet Fellowship at the European University Institute, Florence in 2004/2005.