Francesca Ippolito is currently an Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Cagliari, Italy, where she also teaches EU law. She is a principal investigator and member of funded national, international and European projects as well as a Visiting Professor in several universities including Glasgow, Bordeaux, Grenoble-Alpes, Valencia and Seville. She is a selected member of the prestigious Research Centre of The Hague, Academy of International Law and a member of the Scientific Board of the journal European Papers.
She researches and publishes in the area of international human rights law, international migration law, children's rights, general principles and European integration. Her most recent publications include a monographic study on vulnerability, entitled "Understanding vulnerability in international human rights law" (to be published by the end of 2020/early 2021); and edited volumes such as F. Ippolito, G. Borzoni, F. Casolari (eds.), Bilateral Relations in the Mediterranean. Prospects for migration issues, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020; F. Ippolito, M.E. Bartoloni, M. Condinanzi (eds.), The proliferation of integration principles in EU law: towards a more policy consistency? Routledge, 2018; F. Ippolito, G. Biagioni (eds.), Migrant children: challenges for international law, pubblicato nella collana diretta da Maurizio Arcari, Enrico Milano e Attila Tanzi, La ricerca del diritto nella comunità internazionale, Editorale Scientifica Italian (ESI), December 2016; F. Ippolito, S. Trevisanut (eds), Migration in the Mediterranean: Mechanisms of International Cooperation, Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), December 2015 – reprinted in 2018 in paperback and F. Ippolito, S. Iglesias Sanchez (eds.), The protection of vulnerable groups. The European Human Rights Framework, Oxford (Hart Publishing - Modern Studies in European Law Series), February 2015.