South-South cooperation, China-Africa, Industrialisation, Infrastructure, Cities.
Valeria is currently a Boya Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Peking University. Valeria research interests lie at the intersection of international relations and international political economy, with a particular focus on development financing and the rise of China in the global context. She received her Ph.D. from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and the International Institute of Social Studies. She holds an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and an MA in International Relations from the University of Roma Tre in Italy. During her PhD, she held visiting positions at the Tsinghua University in China and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. In the past, she also served in different capacities at several international organisations and research institutes which include, among others, the OECD, UNDP-Ethiopia, UNIDO-China, UNICEF Bolivia and Operation Asha India. Valeria has published her work in peer reviewed journals and presented her papers at conferences and workshops held in Italy, the Netherlands, the U.S., China and Ethiopia.