Salvo Nicolosi works as an Assistant Professor of European and International Law at the Faculty of Law, Economics, Governance and Organization (REBO) at Utrecht University, where he holds various managerial positions. In particular, he leads the Building block on Citizenship and Migration within the Utrecht Center for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE) and coordinates the LL.M. program in European law. Salvo is also a Fellow at the Study and Information Center for Human Rights (SIM) and a member of the Utrecht Focus Area for Migration and Societal Change and the Utrecht Center for Global Challenges (MIGROBAL project).
Before joining Utrecht University, Salvo worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Human Rights Center of Ghent University, where he researched the interaction between the Common European Asylum System and international human rights standards. As part of his research, Salvo received the prestigious EU Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship and served as a Michigan Grotius Research Scholar at the Center for International and Comparative Law and the Program on Refugee and Asylum Law at Michigan University Law School. Salvo defended his PhD at La Sapienza University in Roma and his research combines expertise in European law, international human rights and refugee law, with a particular focus on the reform of the Common European Asylum System. Salvo has a general interest in topics related to EU constitutional law, institutional affairs in the EU and international organisations, interactions between international law and the EU legal order, regional human rights systems.
Salvo Nicolosi has also been Adjunct Professor of European Law and EU Migration Law at the University of Catania (Italy) and Visiting Professor at the University of Osaka (Japan), Turku (Finland) and Deusto (Spain). He previously received a fellowship from the Flemish Community of Belgium to conduct research at the Center for Global Governance Studies (KU Leuven) and was also Assistant to the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU. Salvo is the author of several publications in the broad areas of European and international law. In his spare time, Salvo enjoys writing poems and photography.