I am a researcher at the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA) studying the fertility of migrants and the determinants of integration. In my previous research I focused on fertility patterns of foreign women for different migrant groups in Italy based on administrative data. I also studied related aspects, such as the differences in the provision of antenatal care between native and foreign women and the role of antenatal care and citizenship in perinatal outcomes. My studies also questioned the effectiveness of some Italian policies for foreign women. Now, my research focuses on family, integration, and the life course of immigrants both in Sweden and in Italy.
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.
At Stockholm University I am a post-doctoral researcher. I am working on two projects, SIMSAM - Register-based Research in Nordic Demography and SPADE - the Stockholm University Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe.