Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at the Department of Law of the University of Turin
Cristina Poncibò is Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at the Department of Law of the University of Turin (Italy). She is also the scientific director of the Master in International Trade Law, a joint project of the University of Turin, the Turin School of Development of the Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and Uncitral. She is also a member of the scientific committee of the PhD in Law, Person and Market organised by the Law Department of the University of Turin. Cristina holds a JD in Comparative Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Turin, 110/110 magna cum laude and a Faculty mention. She has also obtained a PhD in Comparative Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Florence, with a dissertation discussing the concept of ‘collective interest’ in Comparative Law. An Italian leading editor has published the thesis as a monograph in 2011 with the title: ‘Models of protection of the collective interests in Comparative Law’. The book discusses, inter alia, the history and developments of public interest litigation in the US and the EU. In her career, Cristina has obtained the following prestigious international fellowships: a twoyear ‘IEFMarie Curie Fellowship’ of the European Commission at the Université PanthéonAssas (Paris II), a oneyear ‘Max Weber Fellowship’ of the European University Institute (www.eui.eu/DepartmentsAndCentres/Law), and a twoyear ‘Lagrange Fellowship’ of the ISI Foundation, in cooperation with McGill University. At present, Cristina is taking part into various international and European research projects focusing on Comparative and European Private Law. She is a member of various academic associations in her field of research and has published more than sixty contributions in international edited books and law reviews. Cristina’s research interests are in the fields of comparative law, interdisciplinary approaches to comparative law, international contracts, private law and market regulation.